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How can we communicate data in a way that is easily understandable and draws people to action? The following “data stories” were created by COSN AmeriCorps VISTAs to combine numbers, graphs and statistics with a personal story of someone that they have encountered in their community. Click on the stories below to learn more about local work to improve opioid safety and save lives.

SafeRx-Adventist Health Clear Lake

"A Teacher's Perspective"


"Naloxone Saves Lives."

East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition

"Thank you for being to first person to actually listen and be nice to me..."

Napa Opioid Safety Coalition

"The Faces of Recovery in Napa"

Safe Med LA

"It’s the Humane Thing to Do"


"Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in OC"

Solano Opioid Safety Coalition

"'...Insanity is doing the same thing...and expecting different results.' - Einstein"

Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative

"Change isn't change until you change"


"I can help you start on buprenorphine treatment today"

Glenn County Alliance for Prevention (GCAP) Coalition

"His pain was real, and so was his past, as is true for the rest of the individuals that are represented here."

RxSafe Marin

"Our Civil War on Drugs"

SafeRx Santa Cruz County

"From Prescription to Addiction: A Sister's Journey"

San Benito County Opioid Safety Coalition

"Data-driven prevention in San Benito"

Stanislaus County Opioid Safety Coalition

"Anytime you deal with death, it is not a good subject"

RxSafe Marin

"Cough Syrup? How does someone die from cough syrup?"

Yurok Tribe Wellness Coalition

"One day, I decided that I'm more important"

Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative

"Michael Salinas - From Inmate to Inspiration"

Sacramento County Opioid Coalition

"I have seen people turn their lives around."

SafeRx-Adventist Health Clear Lake

"Patient M.A."

Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project

"A peer mentor describes Narcan education and training as a 'second chance,' calls for more access."