HHS Opioid Code-a-Thon

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Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to boost in a United States. The infancy of drug overdose deaths (more than 6 out of ten) engage a medication or unlawful opioid. Ending this widespread is among a Department’s tip priorities, and to fight this predicament a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has implemented a five-part strategy that provides a overarching horizon for HHS’s opioid-related activities.


To build on these efforts, HHS is looking to precedence a full intensity of information and record to residence a opioid predicament by hosting an Opioid Code-a-Thon. Participants will use a accumulation of supposing datasets associated to opioids and rise a resolution to residence one of a following plea tracks:

  • Opioid Treatment
  • Opioid Usage
  • Opioid Misuse Prevention

For full sum about this challenge, greatfully perspective the official proclamation of plea mandate and registration.

Judging Criteria


The resolution takes into comment user-centered pattern principles. The user interface is visually appealing, good laid out, intuitive, and easy to use and understand.

Potential for Impact

The resolution has a transparent user and positions local, state, and/or sovereign actors to make poignant strides in advancing treatment, bargain usage, or improving prevention.

Technical Achievement

The resolution addresses a primary goals of a Code-a-Thon by joining a accumulation of health information sources – of that during slightest one is an HHS dataset – and demonstrates intensity for scale and/or broader focus in open health.


The resolution represents a new, strange thought that integrates information in an rare and novel way.

How to Enter

Please see a “Rules” territory to learn how to contention an vigilant to attend form.

Participants contingency perform a five-minute, in-person demo and yield a following information to be authorised for serve examination and a esteem endowment on Dec 7, 2017:

  • Team Name, Participant Names, Organization (s), and Primary Point of Contact
  • Challenge Track
  • Data Resources Utilized
  • Link to a solution
  • Written outline of a solution

Submission Dates: 1 p.m. ET, Dec 06, 2017 – 4 p.m. ET, Dec 07, 2017

Winners Announced: Dec 07, 2017


Challenge Track: Opioid Treatment – $10,000.00

Challenge Track: Opioid Usage – $10,000.00

Challenge Track: Opioid Misuse Prevention – $10,000.00

Source: Challenge.gov

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