[MMA News Now, Aug. 7, 2014] Minnesota has been added to the roster of states chosen by the National Governors Association (NGA) to participate in a project designed to reduce prescription drug abuse, which is the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States.
On July 28, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin joined the NGA’s Prescription Drug Abuse Project. The selected states will join Nevada and Vermont in developing comprehensive statewide action plans that rely on the use of data and evidence-based strategies for combating this public health and safety crisis.
During the next year, the six selected states will:
• Participate in two, two-day meetings with other policy academy states
• Convene an in-state workshop facilitated by NGA Center for Best Practices staff
• Develop a strategic plan for reducing prescription drug abuse
• Participate in regular conference calls and other networking activities
• Receive customized ongoing technical assistance from NGA staff and national experts.
To learn more, visit the NGA website.