Friday, March 14, 2014

WEBINAR: Policies, programs and interventions to prevent prescription drug overdose and abuse

Monday, March 31, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. MDT

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The knowledge base for preventing prescription drug abuse is rapidly expanding, but there is a critical need to evaluate the impact of state policies, programs, and interventions designed to reduce abuse and overdose.

This two-part seminar series will offer consultation and guidance to states on developing comprehensive evaluation plans to:
inform key public health research objectives and recommendations
provide data for program improvement efforts
discuss outcomes with state and local leaders, members of the public health community, funders, and other stakeholders

The seminar is designed to support states' evaluation activities in both the planning and implementation phases.

Participants will learn and discuss strategies to:
evaluate activities to achieve public health impact across multiple domains, e.g., prevention, surveillance (PDMPs), diversion control, treatment and recovery, etc.
determine reasonable outcome measures
assess potential opportunities to build on successes and expand evaluation work

Please REGISTER and extend this invitation accordingly. You may also complete a pre-meeting questionnaire. Your input will help us understand how we can better support states' technical assistance needs related to this topic.