Kansas Prescription Drug & Opioid Advisory Committee

What the committee looks like:

Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee Structure and Responsibilities

View the Committee Organization Chart (PDF).

Priority Areas of Need

This committee also identified five priority areas of need with the additional need for data and monitoring intertwined within each area.

  1. Prevention
  2. Provider Education
  3. Treatment & Recovery
  4. Law Enforcement
  5. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Prevention

  • Implement coordinated statewide health communication campaigns
  • Promote safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials for professional and non-professional audiences
  • Increase the number of community coalitions addressing prescription drug and illicit opioid misuse/overdose
  • Collect, analyze, use, and disseminate surveillance data to inform prevention efforts and monitor trends

View the Prevention Appendix (PDF).