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Arkansas Department of Health

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The Arkansas Department of Health seeks to convene an action group, the Prescription Drug Overdose Advisory Council, to encourage and support cross-system planning and collaboration to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdose. The approach will include integrating prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data with all identified data sets; developing composite tables that combine indicators across data sources; providing training and education to opioid prescribers; assessing the impact of specific policy changes to the PDMP; and creating the Opioid Misuse Action Group to provide feedback on the data sets. The Arkansas Department of Health also will implement the Dose of Reality educational campaign to combat opioid abuse.