Every 12 minutes, someone in the US dies from an overdose on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids) is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
We need a way to keep the public informed of these effects and help encourage them to seek a rehabilitation centre near them.
What it does
Our web app is a data visualization dashboard made through Microstrategy software. We made use of the Usher application and integrated integral and easy-to-digest data visuals to make a more impactful user experience for the public.
We decided to use a web app to display this information, as most of the public has access to the internet.
Challenges I ran into Nopioids
Time constraint for our machine learning component. Trouble importing a dataset that would have been a major part of the machine learning component.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Half of our team are first timers and we all contributed to this project to make it our own. We are grateful to have met one another and create a supportive team.
What I learned
We learned HTML/CSS, Microstrategy software and working on a team!
What's next for
We intend to integrate machine learning to our dataset to give predictive solutioning according to realtime data.