Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program Grant Awarded to the Division of Environmental Health, DPHSS

PRESS RELEASE

No.: 2019-002

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program Grant Awarded to the

Division of Environmental Health, DPHSS

The Department of Public Health and Social Services is pleased to announce that the Division of Environmental Health (DEH) of this Department was awarded the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program (COAP) grant in the amount of $512,759 by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  The grant will expand DEH’s existing Guam Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which is an electronic prescription drug monitoring database used to assist healthcare providers and law enforcement identify, deter, and prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse.

The COAP grant will enable DEH to collaborate with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion in both jurisdictions, and increase the data analysis capabilities of the Guam PDMP database.

For more information, please contact Mr. Jeffrey Pinaula of the Division of Environmental Health at 735-7221.