A Local Health Department’s Efforts to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdose
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the factors contributing to the rise in prescription drug overdoses ; 2) describe current and on-going efforts to address prescription drug overdose in Boston; and 3) discuss opportunities for improved surveillance and data collection on NMUPD.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the executive director of Bostonâs health department, I direct and coordinate the cityâs efforts to address substance abuse prevention and treatment. The Commission has spearheaded efforts to address opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse through a variety of strategies including coalition building, outreach, education and training, counseling, and treatment.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.