Effect of Interorganizational Relationships and Infrastructure Variation on Public Health System Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse
This study's goal is to understand the role of interorganizational relationships, information sharing, and legally established infrastructure on prescription drug monitoring programs' (PDMPs) function and impact within the public health system. The study's aims are: 1) examine how interorganizational relationships among states' public health, substance abuse, and criminal justice agencies affect PDMPs' structure and operations; 2) assess how the scope and clarity of legal powers specified in authorizing legislation, enforcement authority, and assigned duties of PDMPs affect their ability to function effectively within the public health system; and 3) determine how PDMPs' infrastructure affects their ability to address diversion of prescription drugs and associated morbidity and mortality. Support for this research is provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Public Health Services and Systems Research).
- Policy Brief: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): A Public Health System Effort to Address Prescription Drug Abuse (Dec. 2016)
- Blog: Natural Experiments to Address Prescription Drug Misuse (Nov. 7, 2016)
- Presentation: Identifying and Navigating Medical-Legal Challenges for Chronic Pain Patients: Recent Research Findings, National Association of Attorneys General/Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Summit on Reducing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and Misuse (Nov. 16, 2016)
- Presentation: Legal Variation in Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Qualitative Analysis, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (Oct. 31, 2016)
- Presentation: Interorganizational Relationships within Public Health Systems to Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Qualitative Analysis, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Public Health Systems Research Interest Group (June 25, 2016)