Aetna Chief Medical Officer Dr. Harold Paz says the goal of the partnership is to make sense of data more quickly so the state can give the right resources to each community. (Brett Sholtis/Transforming Health)
HARRISBURG, PA (WITF) – As the opioid epidemic ravages communities, the state has partnered with University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Aetna Foundation to combat the crisis.
The Wolf administration hopes to improve its recently launched “opioid data dashboard,” an online, public tool that provides county-level information on things like the number of people saved with the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. Pitt’s role is to help interpret that data, while Aetna is providing a one-million dollar grant.