During 2017, through both the statewide and regional Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Summits, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will:

  • Raise awareness about the dangers of sharing prescription medications, and collaborate with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing to young adults. 
  • Raise community awareness and bring prescription drug misuse prevention activities and education to schools, communities, parents/guardians, and prescribers and their patients.
  • Enhance the infrastructure of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

HHSC will be assembling stakeholders from 12 community sectors, including individuals representing: youth; parents; business communities; media; schools/universities; youth-serving organizations; law enforcement agencies; religious or fraternal organizations; civic and volunteer groups; healthcare professionals; state, local or tribal agencies with expertise in the field of substance misuse; and other organizations involved in reducing substance misuse.

If you are interested in participating in these efforts, please let us know by supplying your contact information by clicking 'Interest Form' below. As state coordinators balance out representatives from each sector, you will be sent additional information.