The JCOIN MAARC Spatial Program at the University of Chicago recently launched the Opioid Environment Policy Scan (OEPS), a data warehouse providing access to data at multiple spatial scales (Census tract, zip code, county, state) to help characterize the multi-dimensional risk environment impacting opioid use in justice populations across the United States.
This workshop is designed to help researchers, analysts, and practitioners develop stronger spatial data analytic and visualization skills. We will introduce basic spatial analytic functionalities using open source tools, mainly in R and GeoDa, using applied examples for mapping and analyzing the opioid risk environment.
Registration is free and open to the JCOIN community. See below for more details and registration.
This workshop will be led by staff at the Healthy Regions & Policies Lab at the Center for Spatial Data Science at University of Chicago. Please contact Susan Paykin with any questions.
CME Accreditation and Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Opioid Environments
Wednesday, June 30, 2-3:30pm CST
This workshop will introduce participants to the Opioid Environment Policy Scan (OEPS), a database to help characterize the multi-dimensional risk environment impacting opioid use in justice populations at multiple spatial scales across the United States. We will provide an overview of the OEPS and risk environment model, introduce key concepts in spatial data analysis, and generate simple maps.
Instructor: Susan Paykin, Senior Research Specialist, Center for Spatial Data Science at University of Chicago