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SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce the three prizewinners for its Technology-based Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge. SAMHSA launched the Challenge in June to help people learn and know the signs of opioid use, how to prevent death from opioid overdose, and to provide treatment and recovery support.

The winners of the challenge are:

  • The first place prize of $10,000 will go to RX Assurance’s OPI Rescue, a free support tool created to serve as a patient support network application for OpiSafe, a service that promotes best practices and PDMP/PMP checking for prescribers of opioids.
  • The second place prize of $7,500 will go to Jared Schwartz’s Smart Response, an interactive, pin-based website designed to put critical information about opioid overdose front and center, for users seeking direction about how to prepare or respond to an opioid overdose. The website delivers important information from SAMHSA’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, and other resources, in a colorful, engaging, easy to use website format.
  • The third place prize of $5,000 will go to iHealthventure’s Overdose Prevention iPhone application, which provides overdose prevention information in a colorful, easy to use iPhone app. With a social connector tool, it lets users share the information via their social media.

SAMHSA congratulates all three prizewinners and commends them and all of the entrants for their dedication and commitment to opioid overdose prevention.