“This is an exciting and unique collaboration that could result in a significant amount of learning, not just about what works, but about how and why it works and how it can be adapted and scaled to other groups.”
Director of Health Systems Innovation at MIT
The Hotspotting Program’s academic partnership will evaluate the initiative’s success based on the initiation and engagement of individuals as well as the prevention of overdose deaths, overdoses and related preventable ER admissions/hospitalizations. Additionally, continued efforts at refining and
improving the predictive analytics system will also be undertaken. This partnership will ensure not only that the ‘Hotspotting the Overdose Crisis’ program is evidence making but also that it produces results which will be used to dramatically impact overdose treatment and healthcare provision overall
The program funds a full-time MIT academic partner who will be the on the ground point person for this critical academic support and oversight.