Feasibility of a citizen-driven hackathon to increase public engagement and solutions to address the opioid crisis


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.

Publication Year: 2020

Lead Author: Stephanie Soliz

Journal: Journal of Substance Use

Publication Type(s): Implementation

JCOIN Hub/Center: Other Affiliation