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about 7 years ago

We're Glad You're Here!

Good Day Innovators!

I want to extend the challenge team’s appreciation for your participation and interest in this challenge. We are grateful that you’ve chosen to apply your skills and talents to potentially help stop death by opioid overdose. The opioid overdose statistics tell a grim story. In 2010, there were 17,000 deaths from opioid overdose, that’s an average of 46 people a day dying from overdose, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental health services Administration (SAMHSA). The National Center for Health Statistics reports that deaths from heroin overdose tripled between 2010 and 2013. Several states and communities are working to put programs and policies in place to help reduce these trends. By applying your expertise to help address this challenge, you’re joining public health efforts around the country to reduce the number of deaths that occur because of this preventable epidemic.

Winners will receive $10,000 for first prize, $7500 for second prize, and $5000 for third prize- it could be you!

The challenge closes in three short weeks. If there is anything you need from me in order to complete your submission before July 29- please let me know!

We are so excited to see your submissions! On behalf of our team, we thank you for your participation and interest in preventing deaths from opioid overdose.

With gratitude and great anticipation,

Diane