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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will form a multidisciplinary action group to develop a data dashboard, utilizing a combination of vital records data, hospital discharge data, Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (NePDMP) data, and geographic information on treatment services available in Nebraska, and increase the number of toxicology trainings and reports on suspected drug-related overdose fatalities. This data dashboard will support targeted interventions and help determine best practices. The action group will encompass representatives from areas such as law enforcement, behavioral health and treatment agencies, pharmacy, hospitals, and local agencies, all of whom will oversee the development of this dashboard. The prescription drug overdose prevention epidemiologist will be the staff member responsible for collecting and reporting the required performance measures.