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Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking System (FROST)

Seizing the Momentum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Rx Drug Abuse

Strategy: Prevent prescription drug abuse by sustaining recent momentum in decreasing prescription drug overdose and cultivating core partnerships of local, state, and federal agencies that impact multiple facets of the prescription drug epidemic.

  • Establish and strengthen a long-term collaboration between the PDMP, law enforcement, public health and research community in Florida
  • Collect and analyze data by centralizing existing data sources and completing practitioner surveys and a focus group
  • Increase the engagement of Florida’s public health community in PDMP use via early participation in technical design and development of practitioner metrics
  • Work with the applicable regulatory boards, associations, and other interested parties and stakeholders to develop educational opportunities and brochures to educate health care practitioners regarding legitimate and appropriate use of controlled substances
  • Develop valid data-driven analytic strategies; including enhancement of annual reporting with population-level prescribing trends in person, place, and time

E-FORCSE Fl Law Enforcement  ICHP Maples Center for Forensic MedicineNOPEFlorida Recovery Center

Seizing the Momentum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Rx Drug Abuse (BJA Grant Award Number 2013-PM-BX-0010)