The Alabama Strategic Prevention Framework Prescription: Only Yours As Prescribed (ASPFRx OYAP) project seeks to prevent and reduce prescription drug misuse and the negative consequences associated with it while improving capacity and infrastructure in communities with health disparities, less access to care, and poorer behavioral health outcomes in youth ages 12 to 17 and adults 18 years of age and older in the identified high need populations within the state.

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SP022088-01 ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF MTL HLTH & MTL RET MONTGOMERY AL JOHNSON BEVERLY $371,616

The overall purpose of CT SPF Rx is to reduce non-medical use of prescription drugs and prevent opioid overdoses by developing and implementing a comprehensive prevention strategy that raises awareness about the dangers of sharing medications for individuals age 12+, and work with the pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing to young adults. Connecticut's strategy includes: reviewing epidemiological and PDMP data to identify communities with high rates of misuse; mobilizing and building state/local capacity to address identified gaps and needs; developing an implementation plan ;implementing community based social marketing and public education strategies as well as approaches that increase the utilization of PDMP data; and, conducting ongoing evaluation that documents the grant's processes and outcomes, and inform any mid-course corrections.

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SP022110-01 CONNECTICUT ST DEPT OF MH/ADDICTION SRVS HARTFORD CT MEREDITH CAROL $371,615

Delaware seeks funding from SPF-RX to (1) raise community awareness about prescription drug abuse (2) work with the pharmaceutical and medical community on the risks of overprescribing to young adults and youth, (3) provide enhancements to track opioid overdose reductions using PDMP; and (4) implement PDMP data to track program success. Services will be statewide with universal programs reaching over 50,000; selective programs reaching 5,000 and indicated programming reaching at least 10,000 Delawareans annually once the project has been fully implemented.

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SP022104-01 DELAWARE DIVISION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH NEW CASTLE DE WILLIS PH D CECILIA $371,616

Georgia SPF Rx will serve 12-17 year olds and adults 18 years of age and older in five high-need communities in Georgia to prevent and reduce prescription drug misuse. The objectives of the project is to (1) increase community awareness on the risks associated with prescription drug misuse and abuse including dangers of sharing medications in at least 5 high-need communities; (2) increase medical and pharmaceutical communities' awareness on the risks of overprescribing prescription drugs to young adults by providing training to at least 7,800 physicians and 10,000 pharmacists in Georgia; (3) improve and enhance access and usability of opioid overdose and PDMP data into state prevention assessments and planning.

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SP022105-01 GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DBHDD) ATLANTA GA FRETWELL TRAVIS $371,616

SPF-RX support will be used to reduce prescription drug disparities, reduce use and consequences of prescription drugs-including overdose. Iowa's project goals include: Mobilizing and prioritizing the prescription drug misuse issues; reduce the prevalence of nonmedical use of prescription drugs; reduce the consequences of nonmedical use of prescription drugs; Utilize Iowa PMP data in the development of population wide interventions; and apply the SPF planning methods to the SPF Rx grantee and sub grantees. IDPH will reach 1,561,950 or 50% of the over 12 year old Iowa population and serve at least 50% of the over 12 year old population in identified highest need counties yet to be identified.

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SP022107-01 IOWA STATE DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DES MOINES IA NELSON JANET $371,616

The purpose of the Louisiana SPF Rx is consistent with the application guidance to raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medication; to work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing to young adults; to raise community awareness; and to increase prescription drug abuse education to schools, communities, parents, prescribers and patients. The goals of the La SPF Rx project include: 1) Prevent and reduce prescription drug and opioid misuse and abuse in the target population; 2) Raise awareness about prescription drugs and illicit opioid misuse and abuse; and 3) Develop a system to use existing data sources in program planning and evaluation in a proactive/preventive manner in the targeted parish.

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SP022097-01 LOUISIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BATON ROUGE LA FREEMAN LESLIE $371,616

STOP Rx will use SPF Rx funding to raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and to work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on reducing the risks of overprescribing to young adults. Project goals include: (1) reduce youth and adult non-medical use of prescription drugs and reduce opioid overdoses/mortality by providing technical assistance and training to jurisdictions, and (2) strengthen state and local jurisdiction capacity to address overprescribing of controlled substances.

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SP022085-01 MARYLAND STATE DEPT OF HLTH/MENTAL HYG CATONSVILLE MD DAWSON LARRY $335,338

The goal of Maine's SPF Rx is to increase the number of citizens living safe, healthy and productive lives by decreasing opiate addiction in Maine. The project will focus on all Maine citizens ages 12 and older and medical and pharmaceutical providers. The SPF Rx priorities and objectives specifically will result in reductions in: lifetime misuse of prescription drug misuse among high school students, from 11.0% to 9.0%; past month misuse of prescription drug misuse among high school students, from 4.8% to 3.9%; past year nonmedical use of pain relievers among adults, from 3.1% to 2.5%; past month prescription drug misuse among adults, from 1.0% to 0.8%; lifetime prescription drug misuse among adults, from 4.5% to 3.7%; the annual number of drug related overdose deaths, from 272 to 222; the annual number of narcotic prescriptions dispensed, from 1,224,087 to 997,027; the annual number of narcotic prescriptions dispensed per capita, 0.92/person to 0.74/person; annual number of narcotic pills dispensed per capita, from 60/person to 48/person; and the annual number of unsolicited threshold reports (in-state), from 11,517 to 9,381.

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SP022102-01 MAINE STATE DEPT/HEALTH/HUMAN SERVS AUGUSTA ME THERIAULT CHRISTINE $371,616

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians' SPF RX will focus on two target populations: LTBB Tribal members and non-LTBB Native American youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old and LTBB Tribal community member's ages 18 + living in the LTBB community. They intend to serve 1,200 youth and approximately 20,000 adults being served over the five-year project. With primary and secondary prevention as the focus, SPRING will prevent and/or delay onset of prescription drug use without a prescription in Native youth, prevent and/or reduce consequences of prescription drug use without a prescription, as well as increase the level of prescription drug monitoring and adult education regarding prescription drug misuse and abuse in the LTBB community through evidence-based, culturally-infused prevention programming.

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SP022101-01 LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY BANDS OF ODAWA INDIANS HARBOR SPRINGS MI WILSON MALCOLM $265,518

The overarching goals of the MN SPF Rx will be to 1) Prevent the onset and reduce prescription drug abuse among adults 18 and older and among 12-17 year youth; 2) Reduce prescription drug abuse-related morbidity and mortality among individuals most at risk; 3) Build prevention capacity through the use of the SPF at the State, community, and tribal level; 4) Assess and enhance the MN PMP operations, including its utilization by prescribers where feasible; and 4) Continue to examine the consequences of prescription drug abuse by high-risk populations and plan prevention approaches as appropriate.

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SP022099-01 MINNESOTA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ST. PAUL MN REED DARREN $174,676

The state of North Carolina will utilize the SPF-RX to promote the adoption of EBIs to address the priority of prescription drug misuse. The target population for this project is individuals aged 12-17 and 18 +, their families and community. SPF-Rx has two priorities: 1) educate and raise community awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and 2) work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risk of overprescribing to young adults. Other prevention resources will be directed towards prescription drug misuse among adults 18 years and older. The Initiative will address the main goals of preventing the onset and reducing the progression of substance use and related problems in high-need/high capacity communities through strengthening prevention capacity/infrastructure and leveraging, redirecting and aligning the state-wide funding streams and resources for prevention.

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SP022087-01 NC STATE DEPT/HLTH & HUMAN SERVICES RALEIGH NC STEIN FLO $371,616

NJ SPF RX funds will be used to strategically target communities and populations needing services, education or other interventions. The target populations are individuals aged 12-17 and 18 + who are being prescribed opioid pain medications, controlled drugs, or HCG, and are at risk for their nonmedical use. Part of NJ's efforts will focus on young athletes, since this population may be more likely than non-athletes to receive prescription pain medication for sports related injuries. A variety of resources including the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and SAMHSA's Overdose Prevention Toolkit will be used. In addition the Medical community will also be utilized to increase the public's knowledge on Naloxone.

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SP022094-01 NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TRENTON NJ HALLCOM DONALD $371,616

The New Mexico Human Services Department, will implement SPF Rx with the goal of increasing awareness of the dangers of sharing prescription opioids and of overprescribing prescription opioids. The purpose of this project is to significantly increase the awareness of the dangers of sharing prescription opioids and demonstrate how readily available they are in Bernalillo County. It aims to reduce the high volume of high-risk prescriptions dispensed in New Mexico, and work with a broad range of partners to develop recommendations about how to address the roughly 30,000 individuals in New Mexico who have a prescription for opioids for half of a year or more, putting themselves at high risk of addiction and increased risk of overdose. The state will expand its "A Dose of Reality" campaign, SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit and the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to further educate the public.

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SP022084-01 NEW MEXICO STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SANTA FE NM CHEMAN KAREN $371,616

Ohio's SPF RX will raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse, work with the pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing, and increase the utilization of the of Ohio's Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). It will enhance infrastructure and prescription drug prevention throughout Ohio, especially in rural and Appalachian communities. The goal of Ohio's SPF RX is to promote emotional health and wellness, prevent or delay the onset of and complications from substance abuse and mental illness, and identify and respond to emerging health issues.

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SP022091-01 OHIO STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH COLUMBUS OH STONE MOLLY $371,616

The project will raise awareness about the risks of sharing medications, and promote collaboration between the state, tribes, pharmaceutical and medical communities to understand the risks of overprescribing to youth ages 12-17 and adults 18 years of age and older. Oklahoma will leverage the success of SPFSIG and SPF-PFS grant to further develop the necessary infrastructure and capacity to accomplish the following goals over a five-year period: (1) Reduce non-medical/unauthorized availability of and access to prescription drugs among youth ages 12-17 and adults 18 years of age and older within sub recipient geographic areas; (2) Improve prescribing/dispensing practices; and (3) Improve state and community capacity to achieve sustainable outcomes on prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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SP022096-01 OKLAHOMA DEPT OF MENTAL HLTH/SUBS ABUSE OKLAHOMA CITY OK ONUORAH YOUNG $371,616

The Southern Plains Tribal Rx Initiative will use support from SPF RX to address prescription drug misuse for Natives 12 years or older in 43 federally recognized Tribes in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The project goals are to: 1) reduce Native prescription drug disparities, 2) increase Natives perception of the risk from prescription drug use, 3) obtain PMP data for planning, 4) implement CDC and SAMHSA best practices and 5) implement a statewide Tribal prescription drug awareness campaign. Through policy changes at the PMP and media awareness we will impact 416,000 Natives and provide direct services to approximately 500 per year in years 2-5 in high needs counties.

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SP022100-01 SOUTHERN PLAINS TRIBAL HEALTH BOARD FOUNDATION OKLAHOMA CITTY OK PRATHER TRACY $371,616

The Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Services proposes to implement SPF RX as part of their continued efforts to battle the impact of prescription drug abuse in our communities among youth ages 12-17 and adults 18+. They intend to serve approximately 132,000 residents annually and over 660,000 throughout the lifetime of the project. This proposal seeks resources to expand these efforts through the development Rx Drug Prevention Strategy Workgroups that will guide a rigorous application of the Strategic Prevention Framework for six priority strategies: Naloxone Access, Prescriber Education, Access and Availability - Community Education and Information Dissemination, Safe Disposal & Safe Storage Solutions, Risk of Harm Community Education, and Policy changes that reduce Availability and Access of Rx drugs.

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SP022108-01 CHEROKEE NATION TAHLEQUAH OK BRADSHAW SAM $743,232

The Pennsylvania SPF Rx Project proposes to reduce prescription drug misuse and opioid overdose deaths within identified high need communities. This will be achieved via a two pronged approach of educating prescribers/dispensers and educating the general public. Young adults will be a specific population of focus. The project has several objectives: 1) Increase awareness and knowledge of the dangers of prescription drug misuse; 2) Increase prescriber adherence with PA opioid prescribing guidelines; 3) Increase prescriber and dispenser utilization of the PDMP; 4) Increase prescriber and dispenser knowledge on how to intervene when encountering a patient suspected of prescription drug misuse; 5) Increase incorporation of PDMP data into county level needs assessments. These goals will be achieved through the implementation of strategies such as media campaigns; public education activities; and outreach/training/education to prescribers and dispensers.

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SP022086-01 PENNSYLVANIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS HARRISBURG PA KINDT SADIE GRACE $371,616

Tennessee will use SPF Rx to reverse the State's upward trend in non-medical prescription drug use among 12 - 25 year olds by 25% within the 5-year span of the project. A total of seven counties will be funded, reflecting the entire spectrum of the state's socio- economic and demographic population indicators. The program is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing to young adults. SPF Rx will also raise community awareness and bring prescription drug abuse prevention activities and education to schools, communities, parents, prescribers, and their patients. Evidenced-based and emerging practices will include such proven activities as: social media campaigns; social marketing campaigns; social norms marketing campaigns; organizing and facilitating community meetings for training's; changing public and organizational policies related to prescription drugs; enforcing policies and procedures; and providing social alternatives.

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SP022109-01 TENNESSEE STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES NASHVILLE TN COOPER SARAH $371,616

Texas Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx)

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SP023001-02 TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION AUSTIN TX STREY KASEY $371,616

The SPF Rx grant will assist in reducing the risks and related outcomes associated with high opioid use rates by raising awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and working with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of over- prescribing. The SPF Rx Project will reach all ages, with a focus on 18 years and older adults. Utah has set a goal to decrease the non-medical use of prescription drugs among 18 years and older from 7.0% to 3.5% by 2021. Utah will see an increase of the number of prescribers accessing the PDMP by 50% in the second year of the grant. There will be a 25% increase in perception of risk among adults 18 years and older by 2021.Teh project will serve up to 2,000,000 annually with a community- based social marketing/public education campaign, Use Only As Directed. Potentially Utah will reach a minimum 200 providers annually through utilization of the PDMP data, and 1,000 during the life of the grant.

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SP022095-01 UTAH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SALT LAKE CITY UT POVEY CRAIG $371,616

Vermont will apply the existing state-wide SPF infrastructure to prevent prescription drug misuse by increasing public knowledge of the risks of misuse and by increasing the role and skills of pediatricians in reducing access among youth and young adults. Prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data will be included in community needs assessments and inform the evaluation of current and future prevention programming. The statewide goal for this grant is to increase awareness of safe use, storage, and proper disposal of prescription medication and decrease prescription drug misuse and abuse among Vermonters age 12-17 and 18 years and older.

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SP022106-01 VERMONT STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BURLINGTON VT CIMAGLIO BARBARA $371,616

Nooksack Indian Tribe is seeking Prescription Drug Prevention grant funds to support the tribe's comprehensive planning efforts to stop and eradicate the intergenerational social and health impacts attributable to substance use disorders especially involving prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine and OxyContin. Grant award funds will be used to expand the success of the PFS grants and includes RX into the strategic prevention plan. Tribal leadership intends to utilize the SAMHSA Prescription Drug prevention grant resources to expand the tribe's Strategic Plan to include partnerships to promote the tribe's cultural, traditional and customary teachings as prevention strategies, services and activities leading youth and families to possess increased protective factors and obtain knowledge for prescription drugs use, misuse to combat and stop addiction.

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SP022111-01 NOOKSACK INDIAN TRIBE DEMING WA GEORGE RICK $371,616

WI SPF- Rx will focus on raising awareness about the risks of sharing medications and overprescribing prescription medications. Wisconsin's proposed plan will target high need areas and populations of the state identified through a needs assessment process in project year one. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program data will be used in this assessment to identify areas of high prescribing, or at high risk for prescription drug misuse, and support the development of a comprehensive strategic plan. Wisconsin will use a comprehensive approach focusing on two main goals: 1) Reduce prescription drug misuse and related consequences among individuals 12 years of age and older; and 2) Establish a statewide systematic surveillance system to track trends in prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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SP022103-01 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES MADISON WI ALLEN JOYCE $371,616

WV SPF Rx program is to enhance and expand infrastructure and develop and implement prescription drug prevention efforts in West Virginia. Goals of the program include (1) To enhance the state's SPF-based prevention infrastructure to address prescription drug misuse among youth ages 12-17 and adults 18 years of age and older; and (2) To prevent and reduce prescription drug and illicit opioid misuse and abuse. The program will target the following prevention priorities to achieve its goals and objectives: Needs Assessment, Strategic Planning, Financing/Coordination of Funding Streams, Organizational/Structural Change, Development of Interagency Coordination Mechanisms, and Policy development to support needed service system improvements, Quality Improvement, Performance Measure Development, and Workforce Development.

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SP022090-01 WEST VIRGINIA STATE DEPT HLTH/HUMAN RSCS CHARLESTON WV WALSH KIMBERLY $371,593