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Medicine Abuse Prevention Workgroup

The goal of the Medicine Abuse Prevention Workgroup is to identify and implement strategies to prevent and reduce medicine abuse among youth. The workgroup focuses on:

  • Increase medicine disposal box locations from 4 to 6 in NW Hennepin County and from 2 to 4 in Minneapolis at local police departments within the next year
  • Promote safe disposal of expired or unwanted medications on an on-going basis (see locations here)
  • Encourage healthcare provider use of the MN Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) within Hennepin County
  • Work collaboratively with North Memorial’s quality committee to educate providers on minimum prescribing guidelines
  • Integrate the MN PMP into Epic patient portal by collaborating with MN PMP and North Memorial Health staff