The opioid epidemic is the biggest public health challenge Indiana has faced in a generation. Public officials, health care providers, and law enforcement members see up close how it’s ravaging communities across the state. But like any crisis, creative and compassionate people are developing innovative strategies to address the epidemic. One of them is Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Jennifer is leading the charge to use data to target the areas of the state most in need of treatment programs. The eventual goal is not only to more efficiently direct the state’s resources to where people need them most, but also to start to use data to predict where the next outbreak could occur. Join us for this fascinating conversation, moderated by Chad Priest, CEO of the American Red Cross Indiana Region, to hear how big data is transforming public health and learn what’s next in the battle against the opioid scourge.
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