1. Developing local profiles: Hawaii developed county-level profiles that identify high burden of drug use and abuse to inform local partners and the public about the opioid epidemic and the impact of state activities.
2. Linking PDMP Data: A Hawaiian county partnered with medical examiners and public safety to link toxicology data from autopsy records to Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data. This, along with statewide death certificate coding data, suggested that opioid-related mortality in Hawaii is largely related to prescribed, legally-obtained opioid pain relievers. This data can be used to tailor overdose prevention activities, including continued prescriber education.
Funded Awards: Overdose Data to Action