Project: Opioid Pilot Project from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NACCHO/CDC Opioid Pilot Project)
Innovators: Justin Cole, Pharm.D.; BCPS, Logan Conkey, Pharm.D.; Kara Bobka, Pharm.D.
Description: Dayton, Ohio, is at the epicenter of the current opioid crisis. While the state of this public health issue is constantly changing, changing prescription opioid prescribing patterns remains an important aim. In conjunction with Public Health of Dayton & Montgomery County, two student pharmacists were trained to provide academic detailing to physicians regarding evidence-based opioid prescribing practices. Following the training, the student pharmacists participated in piloting academic detailing calls and visits with physicians in Montgomery County, Ohio.
Project: Regeneration: Preparing student pharmacists to educate youth about the dangers of prescription drug abuse
Innovators: Aleda Chen, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Sarah Anderson Pharm.D.; Sarah Winey, Pharm.D.
Description: Given the opioid crisis and the need for pharmacists to address issues of abuse in the community, student pharmacists were trained using a team-based learning approach to educate youth on prescription drug abuse. Out of this training, student pharmacists then developed curriculum and went to schools and community groups to educate them on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.