opioid epidemic

Blockchain vs. Opioids: Booz Allen Hosts HACKtheEPIDEMIC for Solutions

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A blockchain is a shared database that normally records the exchange of information, money, goods, or services. However, can this technology be used in the fight against opioid addiction, an epidemic in which an average of 115 Americans die of overdoses each day? 

Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration Launch National Event that Connects Students with Real-World Stories of Loss, Triumph and Learning at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic

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  • Students invited to participate in ‘Opioid Crisis: Real People. Real Stories. Real Science.’ Virtual Field Trip on October 25
  • Part of Operation Prevention, the Nation’s Leading Prevention Education Program Available at No-Cost to Communities Nationwide
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  • Students invited to participate in ‘Opioid Crisis: Real People. Real Stories. Real Science.’ Virtual Field Trip on October 25
  • Part of Operation Prevention, the Nation’s Leading Prevention Education Program Available at No-Cost to Communities Nationwide

Merck Foundation and Marshall Health Announce New Initiative to Address Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Merck Foundation Pledges $2 Million as First Private-Sector Partner
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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) is supporting a new initiative with Marshall Health to launch the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care (the System) to address areas hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

Booz Allen Interns Develop Innovative Solutions to Help Combat the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across the United States. The issues surrounding addiction, treatment, and prevention are complex, and require an enormous level of collaboration among public safety and public health agencies. While there’s no single path forward to prevent opioid overdose deaths and treat opioid use disorder, it’s clear that innovative solutions are needed.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Name Grand Prize Winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge

Utah teen to receive $10,000 for his public service announcement on dangers of youth opioid misuse.
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Washington D.C., Thursday, June 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education awarded Porter Christensen of Pine View High School in Utah (Washington County School District), the grand prize for the annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge.

Aetna Releases 2016-2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, today released its 2016-2017 Corporate Social Responsibility report. This year’s report covers the 2016 and 2017 calendar years and provides an in-depth look into Aetna’s commitment to building healthy communities.

DEA and Discovery Education Kickstart Lifesaving Conversations with Students about the Impacts of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Heroin Use by Launching Second Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge for High School Students Nationwide

Operation Prevention Video Challenge encourages teens to submit video public service announcements to educate their peers on the state of the opioid epidemic
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have launched the 2018 Operation Prevention Video Challenge – a peer-to-peer platform for communicating messages about the dangers of opioid misuse.

Revolutionary Drone Solution Takes Home the Gold at Booz Allen’s Summer Games

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More than 50 percent of the workforce will be comprised of Millennial talent by 2020. This generational shift, combined with the increasing demand for companies to find top STEM-based talent, has resulted in an arms race for interns. What is the secret sauce to attracting and retaining top tech-savvy Millennials?

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