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Enhancing the functionality of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,650,000)

Project Abstract
    Funding is requested for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Fiscal Year 2021 Competitive Grant.  This funding request is for $1,500,000 for 3 years beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2024.
    The Alabama (AL) Department of Public Health (ADPH) is requesting to fund the AL PDMP activities and enhancements with the primary goal of reducint and detecting prescription drug diversion and abuse.  This goal will be obtained by meeting the following objectives: (1) continue to support current functions and enhancements of the AL PDMP system; (2) maintain the facilitation of interstate data sharing and increase utilization through electronic health record integration; (3) provide new enhancements such as integration with law enforcement and emergency medical services data; (4) expand existing outreach and educational efforts; and (5) provide substance misuse education for healthcare providers and the public.
    AL PDMP will continue partnering with other divisions within ADPH, the AL Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Dental Examiners of AL, the AL Board of Pharmacy, other regulatory boards, AL Medicaid, the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, and healthcare professional organizations.
    The activities of this grant opportunity wil service AL PDMP users(prescribers, dispensers, law enforcement, and regulatory boards) located throughout the state of AL.  The educational summits will reach an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers, law enforcement, addiction treatment staff, social workers, and the public.
    With this funding opportunity, AL PDMP will continue to provide a platform for prescribers and dispensers to obtain vital information for the appropriate prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.  The information provided will have a direct impact on the citizens of AL by reducing and detecting prescriptions drug idversion and abuse, which will continue to be a solution to the opioid crisis in AL.

Date Created: November 10, 2021