Opioid Crisis - Walmarts and Hospitals

The USA opioid-heroine crisis is affecting the entire nation. Overdose in public gathering places are becoming common. One security company decided it would be beneficial to know the closest emergency rooms to Walmart locations because many people use Walmart parking lots for non-Walmart activities.

In researching opioid epidemic data for this Map Gallery post, it became glaringly obvious that our opioid problem is not limited by geography or even by population, for the most part. It is a serious and deadly problem. Nearly every state has made Narcan, the anti-overdose medication available over the counter.

Here we show all Walmart locations around the USA filtered for New England only via the Data Window. Then using the Market Analysis button, we’ve circled and filtered again for hospitals within three miles. The background map layer of counties is color-coded for at-risk population using Calculated Data Columns to combine age groups.