The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) invites you to attend Open Data and Innovations for Suicide Prevention in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of hackathon events in which the White House OSTP is participating across the United States to prevent suicides — #MentalHealthHackathon — on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Our vision is to use data to identify new opportunities to strengthen mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
This event is a follow-up to the October 9, 2015, White House Partnerships for Suicide Prevention event, with this mission: “Using data to strengthen mental health awareness and suicide prevention as part of Global Suicide Prevention Month and Global Mental Health Day.” The Administration, along with civil society and subject matter experts, will continue the momentum of building data-driven health care on December 12, 2015, with a series of suicide prevention hackathons in five cities across the United States: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C. Each event will feature remarks from the White House OSTP, as the Obama Administration places a top priority on science and data as tools for solving complex challenges including public health, mental health, and suicide prevention.
The Washington, D.C. event will host a tech sprint to augment Data.gov—the home of the government’s open data where the public can find free data, tools, and resources—by adding new and enhancing datasets related to suicide in order to stimulate new research, encourage innovative data visualizations, and facilitate the development of web and mobile applications.
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Location: Impact Hub DC, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004
(with same-day 12/12 #MentalHealthHackathon events in Boston, Chicago, New York City, and San Francisco)
To attend this event, you must RSVP by December 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET through the webpage for Open Data and Innovations for Suicide Prevention with links to RSVP page. This invitation may be transferable. Event is free and open to the public, space allowing.
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