Public Health Data Challenge

As of 2016, 2.1 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, and drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of injury and death in the United States. But some of the country’s top minds are working to fight this epidemic, and statisticians are helping to lead the charge.

Now, it’s your turn.

This is Statistics’ second annual fall contest challenges high school and college students to use statistics to dig into the data and come up with their own ideas to help end this important public health crisis.

Through this contest, you will put your statistical and data visualization skills to work with a team of your high school or undergraduate peers to help create healthier communities using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Multiple Cause of Death (Detailed Mortality) data set.

Although not required, teams may identify and utilize external data sets.

Stay tuned!

Updates will be posted to this website as the contest launch nears in early fall.

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