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BJA FY 14 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,200,000)

In FY 2014, the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program (PDMP TTA) will provide funding for training and technical assistance to support localities in the development and implementation of innovative ways to use PDMP and other data to inform prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts. The PDMP TTA supports the development, implementation, or enhancement of state, tribal, or local use of the PDMP to: build a data collection and analysis system to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials for future prevention efforts; enhance existing programs' abilities to analyze and use collected data to identify drug abuse trends, identify and address sources of diversion, and increase the number of users of the PDMP; facilitate and participate in national evaluation efforts to assess efficiency and effectiveness; plan, implement, and increase the exchange of information under the PDMP Information Exchange (PMIX) Architecture among states to prevent cross-border diversion; assess the efficiency and effectiveness of state-level programs to make improvements and encourage additional states to implement programs; enhance collaborations with law enforcement, prosecutors, treatment professionals, the medical community, pharmacies, and regulatory boards to establish a comprehensive PDMP strategy; enable federally recognized tribal governments to establish the policy, legal, and technological infrastructure to share PDMP data from health care facilities with the appropriate state PDMP; and support local collaborative efforts between public health and criminal justice professionals to collect and analyze various sources of data to determine best practices for sharing data, regulatory schemes, de-confliction strategies, intelligence gathering, prioritization of treatment, and prevention efforts for at-risk individuals and communities.

The PMDP TTA recipient will use funds to formulate and deliver technical assistance products that include, but not limited to developing publications, teleconferencing, and webinars, peer-to-peer consultations, onsite technical assistance, and ongoing technical assistance by phone and e-mail; planning and hosting national and regional conferences; and maintaining a clearinghouse of information for PDMP stakeholders, to include up-to-date data on PDMP program status, capabilities, and contacts, as well as policy papers, briefings, scientific reports, studies, and other resources to serve PDMP program, stakeholders. Brandeis University proposes to build upon its work of the past five years as the PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) and PDMP Clearinghouse/Center of Excellence (COE) to coordinate the work of these two centers into a single PDMP National Training and Technical Assistance Provider (TTAP). The TTAP will develop and deliver a comprehensive array of TTA services to improve consistency and alignment among PDMPs, and coordination between PDMPs and state and national stakeholders; and identify, document, and assess the evidence for PDMP best and promising practices, and assist PDMPs in implementing practices most likely to improve their effectiveness. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 3, 2014