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Drug Abuse Warning Network


The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and drug related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners. This resource helps communities identify emerging problems, improve patient care, and manage resources.

Primary Toolkit:

Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Substance Abuse, Surveillance


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