Responding to the Addictions Crisis
In October 2017, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced the Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb, IU Health, and Eskenazi Health. This initiative is part of IU's bicentennial Grand Challenges Program which aims to marshal the university's research strengths with partners across the state to address some of the most critical issues facing Indiana and the world.
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IU's Responding to the Addiction Crisis Grand Challenge Initiative
Alongside community partners, we aim to combat the addictions crisis.
We hope to reduce the number of addicted Hoosiers.
We want to reduce the number of deaths from drug overdoses.
We strive to reduce the number of babies born exposed to drugs.
With 30+ interdisciplinary research projects,
statewide naloxone training and kit distribution
and community partnerships throughout the state.
Indiana University Grand Challenges Responding to the Addictions Crisis
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The Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenges is IU’s commitment to prevent and reduce substance use disorder in Indiana and beyond. Alongside community partners, we aim to combat this crisis with 30+ interdisciplinary research projects, statewide naloxone training and kit distribution, and community partnerships throughout the state.
This ambitious program has three primary goals:
- Reduce the incidence of Substance Use Disorder,
- Decrease the number of overdose fatalities, and
- Reduce the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Leveraging the strengths of IU's seven campuses, and with 160 community partnerships, this statewide initiative is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive state-based responses to the substance use disorder crisis and the largest led by a university. The interdisciplinary team of researchers participating in this multifaceted effort is led by IU School of Nursing Dean Robin Newhouse.
Gov. Holcomb has made tackling the substance use disorder crisis one of his highest priorities and has called on all Hoosiers to collaborate to reduce the drug scourge. This Grand Challenge initiative is IU's response to this charge, affirming the university's mission as a partner to Hoosier communities.