Partners in Prevention is offering three strategies to address the misuse of prescription drugs on Missouri college campuses. Strategies focus on reducing access to prescription drugs and increasing education on the issues associated with prescription drug misuse. Each of the strategies is flexible to adapt to campus specific culture and funding will be in addition to existing PIP funds. The available strategies are listed below:
- Prescription Drug Take Back Event: Take back events will aim to reduce access to prescription drugs by removing surplus drugs from the campus community. Take back days will be accompanied by educational materials. Partners in Prevention will provide the following: funds to compensate on scene law enforcement officers, advertising materials, supplementary educational materials, event incentives, planning assistance, and evaluation data.
- Social Norming Media Campaign: Media campaigns will aim to increase education on the misuse of prescription drugs. Campuses will use campus data based messages on a variety of materials to make students aware of prescription drugs norms on their campus. Partners in Prevention will provide the following: media materials, promotional items, campus specific data, assistance in message development, and evaluation data.
- Peer Education Rx Program: Peer education programs will aim to increase education on the issues associated with the misuse of prescription drugs. Campuses will use existing peer groups to present workshops, skits, and lessons to various populations. Partners in Prevention will provide the following: access to Ohio State University’s GenerationRx program materials, training opportunities for peer educators, subpopulation identification assistance, and evaluation data.
Apply for one or more of the above listed strategies!
Click here to visit rx.missouri.edu!
Generation Rx materials are available for order through the Peer Education Rx Program. Materials were created by Ohio State University and The Cardinal Health Foundation.