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Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI)

The newly created Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI) is awarding $18 million over a three-year project period to 13 states and the District of Columbia to support efforts to end the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. This program will help states advance and evaluate their actions to address opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose. That includes increasing their ability to:

  • Improve data collection and analysis around opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose;
  • Develop strategies that impact behaviors driving prescription opioid dependence and abuse; and
  • Work with communities to develop more comprehensive opioid overdose prevention programs.

Washington D.C. and 13 states—Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota—were selected to receive the funds through a competitive application process.

These new investments are made possible with the over $70 million that Congress appropriated to CDC in fiscal year 2016. Overall in fiscal year 2016, CDC is investing over $50 million in state health departments in support of the agency’s overarching Overdose Prevention in States effort to address this public health crisis. As the opioid overdose epidemic evolves, CDC will continue to provide scientific expertise, enhance surveillance activities, and tailor resources to address states’ growing and changing needs.