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 pilot prevention programs in high risk areas
Programs are currently being conducted in Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Licking, Lucas, Mahoning, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Summit and Trumbull counties
How Do I 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.