Description of the following video:
[Open on an aerial shot of Indianapolis Statehouse.]
[MUSIC: MOODY THEME]
Voiceover: In collaboration with the State of Indiana, business and community partners…
[Aerial shot of Indiana University campus.]
Voiceover: …Indiana University launched the “Responding the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge Initiative” in 2017.
[Words appear: Grand Challenge Responding to the Addictions Crisis: (in bulleted list) Ground-level data; Innovative policy recommendations; Education and training; World class research; Community engagement and workforce development]
Voiceover: It’s a $50 million multi-faceted plan with a single goal: To take back our communities. And to do it together.
[Cut to IU physicians working in a clinical setting.]
Voiceover: With sixteen projects already underway, we’re tackling the addiction problem with our best resources and brightest minds.
[Cut to portrait of Emily Scott, followed by an action shot of her working in the NICU.]
Voiceover: Like Emily Scott, an Indiana University physician and researcher who is leading the battle against Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome—a condition that afflicts babies exposed to drugs in the womb.
[Cut to CU of a baby, Scott converses with a mother.]
Voiceover: Scott is working directly with mothers to give babies born with NAS a chance for a better life.
[Cut to scientists working in the lab environment.]
Voiceover: Indiana University scientists are working to uncover the underlying mechanisms of addiction. The more we know about how it affects the brain, the more effectively we can treat it.
[Cut to needle exchange program volunteer helping someone.]
Voiceover: We’re also arming our hardest-hit communities with the tools to fight back.
[Cut to shots of John Keesler on location.]
Voiceover: Naloxone training programs, education and outreach efforts are helping healthcare workers…
[Police cruiser driving through a small town.]
Voiceover: …and law enforcement officers serve their communities—and save lives.
[Cut to Nic Terry, Aila Hoss and Ross Silverman walking through the Statehouse, discussing in a meeting room.]
Voiceover: Across the state, we’re working with judges, law enforcement, health care providers, community health workers serving as lay recovery coaches, and municipalities to inform and develop new approaches to this mounting epidemic.
[Cut to a series of hero shots of the previously shown IU team members.]
Voiceover: We’ve done a lot already. And we’re just getting started. Working together, we’re making strides every day. Along the way…
[Cut to Nic Terry, Aila Hoss and Ross Silverman walking through the Statehouse.]
Voiceover: …we’ll evaluate our progress and make adjustments where necessary.
[Police hero image and police in their cruiser.]
Voiceover: Because failure is not an option.
[Cut to portraits of farmers.]
[Close on IU logo.]
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