Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

ASTHO Prescription Drug Strategic Map

A strategic map was created in August 2013 to guide the President's Challenge and to call for comprehensive approaches to reduce controlled prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose.

State Assessment Tool: Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Providing a tool to help states visualize their current investments and identify areas for further work, ASTHO developed a gap assessment matrix containing recommendations from ONDCP's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan and the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

States can use this tool to identify the scope of the issue, justify political and resource barriers, assess partnerships, and determine how various systems can fit together using a public health approach.