Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse


About the 2014 President's Challenge

15 by 15: Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Deaths 15% by 2015

ASTHO’s President’s Challenge is to reduce the rate of nonmedical use and the number of unintentional overdose deaths involving controlled prescription drugs 15 percent by 2015. This challenge aims to galvanize support for state health officials and their leadership teams, together with a broad network of partners, to identify strategies for improving health outcomes and reducing human and economic costs associated with prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. ASTHO will build on the already exemplary work and leadership around this issue at the federal, state, and local levels to promote cross-sector, multidirectional collaboration.

2014 ASTHO President's Challenge Pledge Map

46 states, 2 territories have taken the pledge: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY


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