DDPI on Opioid Abuse

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has received funding from the Center for Disease Control, Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) on Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Overdose to address this crisis within Alabama. ADPH is leveraging exisiting partnerships among healthcare, public safety, education, treatment, federal, state, and local government to facilitate the development of a statewide prescription drug and heroin abuse prevention plan.

The initiative will develop a strategic prescription drug and heroin abuse prevention plan by:

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Held Stakeholders Work Group Meeting (April 28, 2017) | Work Group Presentation: DDPI for Heroin and Opioid Abuse/Overdose
  • Identifying existing data sources and gaps to address this issue
  • Developing a needs assessment tool to understand the problem
  • Identifying obstacles that may prevent the implementation of a successful plan

By collaborating with other like-minded agencies, this initiative will leverage resources, align people and activities already showing progress, and reduce the amount of time and effort for individuals to address this problem. See the following collaborative entitites for more information on their activities:

If you are interested in helping find solutions and opportunities to make an impact on this problem, please contact Debbie.Robbins@adph.state.al.us or Nancy.Bishop@adph.state.al.us.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Bureau of Professional Support Services
Pharmacy Division
P.O. Box 303017
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1010
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Phone: (334) 206-5441
Fax: (334) 206-3749


Page last updated: May 8, 2017