IU Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis

Indiana University is leading the fight to curb a statewide epidemic.  Exhaustive research and reporting have detailed the scope of substance abuse in Indiana. The evidence is clear: addiction in Indiana is an urgent problem.

Facing mounting evidence of a growing addictions crisis, the Governor’s office published a strategic plan, calling upon leaders from around our state to take up the mantle—starting at the community level. In response, Indiana University is launching a statewide effort as part of its Grand Challenges program. To be implemented across IU’s seven campuses and in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb, state officials, IU Health and Eskenazi Health, this initiative will be one of the largest and most comprehensive state-based responses to the opioid addiction crisis, and the largest led by a university. The initiative will engage the full strength of IU’s world-class faculty and its industry, non-profit and government partners to address addictions in Indiana.

Find out more and sign up to stay informed on this challenge at grandchallenges.iu.edu

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