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PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $5,000,000)

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. The purpose of this program is to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based solicitation. This TTA program is designed to complement the site-based competitive solicitation and to provide targeted customized TTA to existing and future COAP sites. In category 5, the awardee will provide PDMP practitioners with access to a myriad of PDMP resources, including recent evidence-based findings, TTA, publications, webinars, and the PDMP Resource Center, and to support the RxCheck hub.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will support the Harold Rogers PDMP TTA Program through its PDMP TTA Center (TTAC) team. The TTAC team has supported BJA and the PDMP community for a decade, facilitating the sharing of new initiatives and innovations among PDMPs and disseminating proven, effective practices. In its unifying role, the TTAC team coordinates information sharing among PDMPs and other stakeholders. Building on that work, the TTAC team will continue to 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 COAP Program requirements and deliverables. IIR and its TTAC team will conduct an annual assessment of PDMP practices nationwide, review state legislation and produce a quarterly and annual PDMP legislative update, host PDMP trainings, produce podcast and webinars, provide subject expertise for meetings, develop articles, webinars, and podcasts, facilitate communication and peer-to-peer information sharing, support national and federal partners, and support the RxCheck Hub.


Date Created: September 29, 2019