Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,400,000)
Funding is requested for the Bureau of Justice Assistance Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Fiscal Year 2022 Competitive Grant. This funding request is for $1,400,000 for 3 years beginning October 1, 2022, and ending September 30, 2025.
The Alabama (AL) Department of Public Health (ADPH) is requesting to fund the AL PDMP activities and enhancements with the primary goal of reducing and detecting prescription drug diversion and abuse. This goal will be obtained by meeting the following objectives: (1) enhance PDMP; (2) maintain interstate data sharing and electronic health record and pharmacy management software integration; (3) improve the quality and accuracy of PDMP data; (4) provide training for PDMP users; and (5) provide substance use education and support collaborations with stakeholders.
AL PDMP will continue partnering with regulatory boards, the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy, healthcare professional organizations, and others.
The activities of this grant opportunity will service all AL PDMP users located throughout AL. The Compliance Program will educate dispensers to ensure integrity of PDMP data, and the educational summit 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 prescription drug diversion and abuse, which will continue to be a solution to the opioid crisis in AL.