Public health and prescription drug overdose prevention, monitoring, enforcement and treatment
Working with five states, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) developed a state learning community model to address prescription drug overdose misuse, abuse and diversion. The model addresses prevention, monitoring, enforcement, treatment and recovery as issues that states should act upon comprehensively rather than in silos. Working with state public health agencies and partners across all sectors utilize the ASTHO state health policy and practice recommendations matrix to develop and implement a comprehensive action plan. Collaborating with state partners, Oklahoma built upon a state task force to develop a comprehensive state plan and collaborate more effectively with enforcement and monitoring systems in the state.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Demonstrate state health agency’s role in partnership to address prescription drug abuse. Identify key recommendations for the role of public health and public health agencies in the key areas of prevention, PDMP’s, enforcement, and treatment of prescription drug overdose misuse and diversion.
Keyword(s): Prescription Drug Use Patterns, Prevention
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have an MS and am the Sr. Director of Health Improvement for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). I have worked in the field of public health and prevention for many years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.