Fatal overdoses are a common symptom of the opioid epidemic which has been devastating communities throughout the United States for decades. Philadelphia has been particularly impacted, with a drug overdose death rate of 46.8 per 100,000 individuals, far surpassing other large cities’ rates. Despite city and community efforts, this rate continues to increase, indicating the need for new, more effective approaches aimed at mitigating and combating this issue. Through a human-centered design process, we investigated motivators and barriers to participation in a smartphone-based system that mobilizes community members to administer emergency care for individuals experiencing an overdose. We discuss evidence of the system’s feasibility, and how it would benefit from integration with existing community-based efforts.
|Title of host publication||CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Engage with CHI|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781450356206, 9781450356213|
|State||Published - 20 Apr 2018|
|Event||2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 21 Apr 2018 → 26 Apr 2018
|Name||Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings|
|Conference||2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018|
|Period||21/04/18 → 26/04/18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank all of our participants. This work was funded by NIDA grant No. 1R34DA044758-01.
Copyright held by the owner/author(s).
- Community informatics
- Emergency response