Why hack heroin?
The opioid epidemic is overwhelming. It can feel so big and hard to tackle that it is hard to know where to start - the hackathon is about finding areas to make a dent in the problem quickly.
With a problem this hard, we need to bring more groups to the table and find ways to use new skills to build better solutions. The hackathon is about bringing together the collective experiences of those struggling with addiction and their families, public safety and city officials, the addiction response and recovery communities, and leaders in technology and entrepreneurship.
We need meaningful tools to help fight the opioid crisis in Cincinnati. We will not solve this problem in a weekend, but we can bring new groups to the table to make a dent in it and build momentum for teams to work on building out and scaling the winning ideas long after the weekend is over.