The Prescription Drug Abuse Action Group (PDAAG) is a subgroup of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership (OIPP). It was created to focus specifically on the epidemic of drug overdose deaths.
The purpose of the PDAAG is to identify and implement actions for the prevention of prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose and to serve as a means of communication and collaboration on this topic among interested organizations, agencies and individuals throughout the state.
Specifically, the PDAAG is involved in the following:
- Examining statewide data and producing materials to raise awareness about this issue
- Prioritizing prescription drug overdose as a public health threat
- Determining drugs of abuse responsible for increasing death rates and access issues
- Conducting regional forums in high risk areas to present data and discuss solutions
- Developing and assisting with the development of state-level recommendations and strategies for increasing capacity to respond to this problem
- Raising awareness of this issue in the media and among the public
- Conducting prevention programs in high risk areas
Programs are currently being conducted in Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Licking, Lucas, Mahoning, Muskingum, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Summit and Trumbull counties
How to Join
To become a member of the OIPP or any of the OIPP action groups, please complete the online membership application. You will begin to receive meeting notifications and updates about the group's activities.
For more information about the group, please contact the Ohio Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Section at 614-466-2144.
2019 Mini-Grants have been awarded to the following applicants. Congratulations!
- Family Recovery Center – Working to train and supply naloxone kits to inmates and provide follow up care
- Madison County Public Health – Create ORT (Overdose Response Team) and work with peer support specialists to reduce unintentional overdoses
- Summit County Community Partnership – Training on safe medication use, storage and disposal and distribution of deactivation pouches
Save the Date:
Friday, September 13, 2019 - "Project DAWN and Beyond"
This is a community naloxone distribution conference hosted by PDAAG and the Ohio Department of Heath at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus. A registration fee of $35 covers a continental breakfast and lunch. More details coming soon!
Ohio Department of Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
For more information about contact hours, please contact Kathleen Koechlin at 614-728-0878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A PDAAG member survey will be coming soon!