A relatively new technology-based approach to improve health outcomes is the use of hackathons, multidisciplinary team-based competitions used to develop a solution to a challenge within a short period. Implementing a 24-hour hackathon for solving problems related to the opioid epidemic involving individuals from public health, law enforcement, research, and data science, was found to be effective in creating new solutions and continuing that work following the event.
Associated JCOIN Study Title: Feasibility of a Citizen-Driven Hackathon to Increase Public Engagement and Solutions to Address the Opioid Crisis (013)
Publication Year: 2020
Lead Author: Stephanie Soliz
Journal: Journal of Substance Use
Publication Type(s): Implementation
JCOIN Hub/Center: Other Affiliation