Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

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Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

Opioid-related deaths have increased sharply in the United States since 1999, and Idaho has not been left untouched by this epidemic. The Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention program aims to decrease prescription-related overdoses and deaths in Idaho by focusing efforts on prescriber education in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties.

Our Goals:

  • Encourage prescribers to actively use the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) before prescribing an opioid
  • Provide education on the CDC Guidelines to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (2016)
  • Work with provider offices to establish clinic workflows that easily incorporate the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
  • Develop partnerships to improve health and minimize opioid overprescribing and utilization (prescription diversion)
  • Connect prescribers, patients, and the community to information and resources on prescription opioids






Courtney Boyce, MPH
Health Education Specialist, Senior, Central District Health