Spatial Dimensions of Opioid Risk Environments: Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Opioid Environments

June 30, 2021
The goal of this workshop series is to help researchers, analysts, and practitioners develop stronger spatial data analytics and visualization skills. It will introduce basic spatial analytic functionalities using open source tools, mainly in R and GeoDa, using applied examples for visualizing and mapping the opioid risk environment.
This workshop will introduce participants to the Opioid Environment Policy Scan (OEPS), a database to help characterize the multi-dimensionalrisk environment impacting opioid use in justice populations at multiple spatial scales across the United States. It will provide an overview of the OEPS and risk environment model, introduce key concepts in spatial data analysis, and generate simple maps.
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Target Audience

The target audience for this workshop series is members of the JCOIN network, including research staff, analysts, and health and social service providers working in or researching the opioid use disorder (OUD) environment and access to medication or treatment for individuals with OUD at the national, state-wide, or local levels.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe risk environment frameworks and how they intersects with opioid use disorder;
  • State how to access Policy Scan data at multiple spatial scales;
  • Define spatial data types, formats, and projections;
  • Generate simple choropleth maps in GeoDa.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Susan Paykin
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
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Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
Event starts: 
06/30/2021 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
06/30/2021 - 3:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Chicago, IL
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Susan Paykin, MPP
  Senior Research Specialist
  Center for Spatial Data Science
  The University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
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Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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