Statewide Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System

Opioid overdose is a national epidemic that effects individuals, families and communities. In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States, according to National Center for Health Statistics. 

To help find ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths it is important that we know the facts. The Statewide Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) helps us understand emerging trends and factors leading up to the overdose and can be used to develop prevention approaches. 

SUDORS is a part of Illinois Enhanced State Surveillance of Opioid-Involved Morbidity and Mortality (ESOOS) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital (acting as a bona fide agent of IDPH).  

Linking Data to Save Lives

SUDORS data come from coroner reports and we use the data to disseminate surveillance findings to key stakeholders for prevention of overdoses, like, data briefs and analysis to data requests from community partners & researchers.

SUDORS is open to sharing analysis results with researchers, policymakers, prevention programs, and others for more focused collaborative projects. To discuss the use of SUDORS findings or prevention approaches, please submit a Data Request Form


To find out more about SUDORS or to contact staff, please visit Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics