Unintentional Overdose Death Rates Rise among Black, Indigenous People in the United States

July 27, 2022 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​What**'**s the**news. * Unintentional drug overdose death rates increased by 44% among non-Hispanic Black people and by 39% among non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native people from 2019 to 2020, according to the [July 22, 2022, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report*](https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7129e2.htm) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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