Grand Challenge: Addictions

In 2017, Indiana University, in cooperation with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and community partners, launched Indiana University’s third Grand Challenge, “Responding to the Addictions Crisis,” to advance interdisciplinary research and accelerate innovation to address the nation’s substance abuse crisis.

The Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center (IU IPE) is proud to be part of this work through “Leveraging interprofessional education to improve training for future health professionals in pain management, alternatives to opioids, and better prescribing practices.”

This project addresses opioid addiction and abuse in Indiana by preparing Indiana’s frontline workforce to work across professions and sectors to recognize and respond to opioid addiction and overdose through screening, prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and effective pain management.