American Medical Association Foundation
Purdue Pharma L.P. supports the American Medical Association Foundation’s Healthy Living Grants Program, which provides funding for community efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.
AMA Foundation programs include:
- AMA Foundation’s Healthy Living Grants support efforts to create awareness and further education efforts around prescription drug safety. Since 2002, this Healthy Living Grant Program has provided over 250 grassroots organizations with the resources to combat obesity, substance abuse and violence in their communities and encourage healthy behaviors. This year the program focuses on projects that involve collaboration between medical-related organizations and nonprofits, schools or government entities.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Working towards a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse, The Partnership at Drug-Free Kids works with parents and other influencers to help them prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.
The Partnership offers a Toll Free Helpline manned by substance abuse experts who can provide advice to parents and other individuals seeking information and assistance in getting substance abuse treatment for a family member.
National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN)
With support from Purdue Pharma, the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) published guides for both middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12).
The two guides each include 10 cross-curricular lessons, and are aligned with the National Health Education Standards and Common Core State Standards. The lessons aim to equip students with the understanding and decision-making skills they need to recognize and avoid the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs. The materials include lesson plans, a reproducible student journal, teaching resources, and parent information. The materials are available free of charge to anyone, and can be downloaded from the NEA's website.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Purdue Pharma supports CADCA’s programs to help community anti-drug abuse groups develop the capacity and sustainability to combat prescription drug abuse in their community. CADCA’s educational materials on prescription drug abuse are made available to more than 5,000 anti-drug abuse coalitions across the country.
CADCA programs include:
- National Leadership Forum, the largest substance abuse prevention conference in the nation.
- Mid-Year Training Institute, the only intensive, coalition-specific training program of its kind, designs to help coalition leaders effectively address their local drug problems and achieve population-level change.
- Drug Free Kids Campaign, which raises funds to support CADCA’s mission.
- Through an educational grant from Purdue Pharma, CADCA has developed an online course on over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse prevention. “Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention” addresses prescription and OTC medicine misuse, abuse and addiction. Individuals and other concerned health advocates can access the courses at here.
The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) works to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication. Purdue Pharma is a major supporter of the “Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse” program developed by NCPIE and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program provides training to parents, educators, healthcare professionals and other influencers to help them address prescription drug abuse with teens.
NCPIE has also created the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Resources for Community Action. This is an online resource guide that organizes resources into four categories: prescription drug abuse awareness, prevention, treatment, and recovery. It provides links to information appropriate for individuals, health care professionals, and communities in need. A directory to leading advocacy/nonprofit organizations and federal agencies with current science-based resources on drug abuse and addiction is also included.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
In 2009, Purdue Pharma and the U.S. Conference of Mayors launched a prescription drug abuse awareness campaign with mayors across the county encouraging the public to properly safeguard and dispose of medication in their homes. The campaign includes print, radio and TV ads and PSAs, which can be tailored for use by community groups around the country.
Watch the PSA:
For more information, please visit www.usmayors.org.