Using GIS to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

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Moving from discussion to action can be difficult when you don’t know where to start. The opioid epidemic is an acknowledged problem and we are seeing governments and governors announcing state of emergencies due to the crisis. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology has emerged as an unexpected solution that law enforcement, health, and human services all can benefit from. Mapping and analyzing their data together has revealed new insights needed to pinpoint the sources of the opioid crisis, leading to a more effective response and allocation of precious and life-saving resources.

Join us on Thursday, September 28 at 2pm ET/11am PT as we explore how data-driven decisions founded in GIS are already making a difference in better understanding the opioid crisis and allocating resources strategically.

You will learn:

  • How to use effective storytelling to educate the public and policy makers.
  • Tactical solutions that lead to effective, quick wins in reversing the opioid trend.
  • How local governments leading the charge are benefiting from a location based approach.

You Will Learn:

Chris Thomas
Director, Government Markets, ESRI

Philip Mielke
Industry Patterns Team Lead, ESRI

Emily Jarvis
Senior Online Events Editor & Moderator, GovLoop