OD2A: Prevention

What is a PDMP?

A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is an electronic database that tracks controlled substance prescriptions in a state. PDMPs can provide health authorities timely information about prescribing and patient behaviors that contribute to the epidemic and facilitate a nimble and targeted response.

OD2A jurisdictions work collaboratively with CDC to implement locally relevant prevention activities that align to each of the overarching OD2A strategies. Using current research and surveillance data, OD2A jurisdictions translate overdose data into action through prevention programs. Some examples of prevention program activities include:

Some jurisdictions also choose to focus on other optional prevention strategies. These include:

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