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Comparable City Analysis

In your analysis:

  1. Select a city (McAllen, Texas or San Antonio, Texas) and describe the state of the opioid crisis there. Which specific populations are vulnerable to the crisis, and how and why has the crisis impacted them?
  2. Describe the research studies available on the opioid crisis in the city you chose: types, design, strengths, and weaknesses.
  3. What information can you apply to Anytown and why? How can another city provide guidance?

Anytown Demographics

Population 23,500

Largest industry/employer is the coal mine

Coal mining operations have decreased in the past few years

Because of physical injuries, illnesses, and other ailments, opioids use has skyrocketed

Because of the economic downturn, opioid uses as a coping mechanism has dramatically increase

An opioid overdose emergency occurs almost daily, many times resulting in death

The mayor has declared the opioid crisis as the number one crisis the town is facing

Coal Mine

The largest employer in Anytown

Over half of the employees have either qualified for workman’s compensation or have an illness related to their working conditions

The most common condition is black lung

Because this type of illness is directly related to working in the mine, working conditions need to be improved



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