The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States

Dr. Banta-Green will lead the effort to utilize electronic Emergency Medical Systems (EMS), ambulance, electronic data to enhance the capacity to use these systems to conduct surveillance for opioid overdose occurrence and document community based interventions. In collaboration with DOH and CDC, a multi-year plan to improve data collection via data system enhancement and paramedic training will be developed and implemented. Professional and public education on opioid use disorder treatment with medications will be implemented via collaboration with a dedicated Washington State Department of Health public health nurse.

Investigators

Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW PI (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, subaward to U17CE002734, Alvisurez, WA State Department of Health
Start: September 1, 2018
End: August 31, 2019
Status: completed