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Authors
Espinoza, Alan
Herron, Jacob
Turner, Delana
Issue Date
2022-07
Type
Presentation
Keywords
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee , Sewanee DataLab 2022 , DataFest 2022 , End the Syndemic , Healthcare , HIV , STI , Substance use disorder , Tennessee Department of Health , TDH
Abstract
Syringe sharing continues to increase the spread of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and other serious diseases, creating a syndemic and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Every county in Tennessee has been significantly affected by the syndemic, and by analyzing state-wide hospital discharge data, we will determine which counties would benefit most from new syringe exchange programs that assist patients with substance use disorders, slow the spread of disease, and reduce the overall healthcare cost. We will also create an interactive dashboard that will assist in lobbying for new syringe exchange programs in the Tennessee counties that need them the most.
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