How to Approach the Opioid Epidemic with Data

Monday, March 6 | 12:35 pm - 1:10 pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of drug overdose deaths in the United States involve opioids and an estimated 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers. With the term "epidemic" now widely accepted, lawmakers and government employees are working hard to address the problem as quickly, and as strategically, as possible. How is data playing a role and making a significant difference? Hear from National League of Cities City Solutions Director Jim Brooks and City of Cincinnati Chief Data Officer Brandon Crowley about how data is being used to slow the rise of opioid addiction in the US.

Speakers

Brandon Crowley

Chief Data Officer, City of Cincinnati, OH

Jim Brooks

Director, City Solutions, National League of Cities