1. Building surveillance capacity: California strengthened its ability to detect spikes in opioid-related incidents by increasing data submission to the state’s syndromic surveillance system and leveraging advanced analytics. This helped provide early detection of opioid overdose outbreaks and enabled rapid local responses.
2. Increasing PDMP usage: California increased the number of providers who use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), an electronic database that tracks controlled substance prescriptions in a state and can provide health authorities timely information about prescribing. California evaluated impacts of mandatory PDMP registration and use, and found significant reductions in prescriptions, as well as fatal and non-fatal overdoses.
Funded Awards: Overdose Data to Action