Data-Rich Sewage in Tempe, AZ

2020 Certification Level: Gold

“In Tempe, we’re courageously saying, ‘Yes, we have that, but we’re also doing something about it.’ It’s great to have data, but if you’re not doing anything with it or connecting it to resources and strategies for change, then it’s just information.”

A New Diagnostic Matrix

Dr. Rolf Halden and his team analyzing the wastewater samples.
Image courtesy of the City of Tempe.
Created by William Mancini for Fighting Opioid Misuse by Monitoring Community Health and provided courtesy of the City of Tempe

“Dashboards allow people to quickly see overall trends within the data and to understand who is being impacted and where” said Dr. Deitrick. “Providing context is key when providing data to inform decision-making.”

Building a Data-Driven Culture

Tempe Opioid Town Hall from February 2019

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