Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $6,080,000)
IIR proposes to continue to support the critical work of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program through its PDMP TTA Center (TTAC) team. The TTAC team has supported BJA and the PDMP community for more than a decade, facilitating the sharing of new initiatives and innovations among PDMPs and disseminating proven, evidence-based, and effective practices. Building on its work over the past 12 years, the TTAC team will continue to provide resources to and coordinate information sharing among PDMPs and other stakeholders and will collaborate with national organizations, federal and state agencies, and other experts to provide the highest-quality TTA service to BJA grantees, PDMP administrators, and other stakeholders in carrying out the program requirements and deliverables.
In coordination with BJA, IIR’s TTAC team will assist PDMP communities to plan, implement, sustain, and enhance their programs through the exchange of information and the collection of data and will also work to increase collaboration among law enforcement, prosecutors, public health officials, treatment providers, and/or drug courts through the state PDMPs. The TTAC team will continue its efforts to ensure the quality and accuracy of PDMP data locally, regionally, and nationally to increase the use of prescribers and the utility to prescribers and will continue to support the RxCheck Hub as a fully operational data sharing system to securely and efficiently share PDMP data between states or with a health information exchange/electronic health record (HIE/EHR) system.
The Harold Rogers PDMP TTA Program plays a key role in combating the prescription drug epidemic in the United States, and the TTAC team’s mechanisms for PDMPs to communicate, share promising practices, and access valuable tools and resources are fundamental underpinnings of the program’s success. IIR, its TTAC team, and IIR’s partner, the IJIS Institute, look forward to meeting the goal of the Harold Rogers PDMP TTA Program by serving as a national resource for PDMP grantees and other stakeholders; conducting PDMP assessments and reviewing legislation; providing subject-matter expertise for meetings; developing articles, webinars, and podcasts; facilitating communication and peer-to-peer information sharing; supporting national and federal partners; and supporting the RxCheck Hub.