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Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $670,000)

The primary purpose of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) is to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency. States are eligible to apply for planning, implementation, or enhancement funding through the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Discretionary Grant Program. The primary goal of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is to provide a comprehensive array of TTA to assist state grantees. The Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs and the Schneider Institutes of Health Policy at Brandeis University seek to build upon existing resources to initiate a national training and technical assistance program.

Brandeis University will address PDMP issues by serving as the primary provider of training, technical assistance, and information to states. Goals for the project will include: developing 'Best Practices'; establishing and maintaining a website; hosting a national conference on PDMPs; and, facilitating 3 to 4 regional conferences. The project will: produce and distribute a bimonthly newsletter; develop educational materials and curricula for all PDMP stakeholders; and, provide analyses/summaries of states' laws and regulations. Brandeis University will advise and assist grantees in collecting and reporting on PDMP performance measures as well as supporting PDMP national and federal partners on related projects.


Date Created: September 29, 2008