Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $750,000)
The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) provides funding to allow states discretion to plan, implement, or enhance a PDMP to accommodate local decision-making based on state laws and preferences, while encouraging the replication of promising practices. In FY 2015, the PDMP Program provides resources in four purpose areas to support the following: 1) statewide implementation and enhancement grants; 2) practitioner and research partnership cooperative agreements; 3) data-driven multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing prescription abuse cooperative agreements; and 4) tribal prescription drug monitoring data sharing grants.
The California Department of Justice will use the award funds to focus on the programs main goals. Cooperative agreement awards will be used to strengthen PDMP efforts to develop and test innovative strategies and to implement evidence-based approaches that demonstrate the impact of expanded use of PDMP data to support decision-making. In addition the award recipients are required to incorporate a research partner to assist with data collection and analysis, problem assessment, strategy development, or monitoring and evaluation performance. Evaluation design should focus on demonstrating the impact of policy or practice changes on PDMP utilization, and/or patient-level or community-level outcomes.