Office of Epidemiology

Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mon – Fri

Kathy Cowen, M.S., Director
(614) 645-6252
[email protected]

Injury and Harm Reduction Reports

Comprehensive Addiction-Related Data (initially released Feb 2020)

This report is updated quarterly and provides a comprehensive overview of addiction-related data for Columbus and Franklin County.

Suspected Overdoses- EMS Runs and ED Visits (2016 to Current)

This report is updated weekly to provide information on patients treated by Columbus Division of Fire for suspected drug overdose, and patients who present in Franklin County emergency departments for suspected overdose. 

Violence Data Brief (released February 2023)

This data brief provides a snapshot of a serious public health problem through local, state and national indicators of violence. An accompanying issue brief is forthcoming.

Youth Suicide (2008-2017)

This report examines the 48 suicides among Franklin County youth, with the goal of informing ways to prevent future deaths. 

Community Injury Assessment Reports (Central Ohio Trauma System Report)
Contains a public health assessment of motor vehicle crashes, falls and assault injuries in central Ohio.