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…

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Clinical Care, Research, and Telehealth Services in the Era of Social Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19

This publication describes considerations for the integration of technologies that have become prevalent due to the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., telemedicine, social media, apps, chatbots, biosensors) and extensions of those technologies into HIV care and research. Although it is not clear how these technologies will change post-pandemic, the most effective systems should combine these technologies due…

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Feasibility of a Citizen-Driven Hackathon to Increase Public Engagement and Solutions to Address the Opioid Crisis (013)

This study explored the feasibility and acceptability of hosting a hackathon to scale design and development of new creative opioid crisis-related modeling and visualization tools for public health and justice-related stakeholders. Through qualitative interviews with hackathon participants, public health and justice-related stakeholders, and key government implementation stakeholders (e.g., high-level county and state public health officials) during and one year after the hackathon, it examined the implementation science-related barriers and facilitators to implementing solutions created at the hackathon. Findings can help address barriers to successful implementation, a major limitation of current hackathons.

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