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Join the NEA HIN this Thursday, 2/20 at 1pm, est for a Webinar to Learn About Preventing Rx Drug Abuse in Your School

Join Miecha Gailbraith this Tuesday (2/18/14) at 1pm, EST for an hour long webinar as she instructs participants on how to implement RX for Understanding: Preventing Drug Abuse Guide. Designed for grades 9-12, this educator’s resource guide is aligned with the National Health Education Standards and Common Core State Standards. The guide will equip students with the understanding and decision-making skills they need to recognize and avoid the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs.

How to Access the Webinar
To join the webinar, use the following link and follow the instructions:
(Please note this content will not be available until Thursday, February 20, 2014)

Audio Meeting Details: View dial-in numbers
Guest Passcode: 255857

US Mayors Conference Announces Winners for Best Drug Abuse Prevention Programs


Friday January 24, 2014 – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the Safeguard My Meds Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program, during the 82nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.  Awards were given to outstanding local initiatives that have the greatest potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people.

Grants were made to Mayoral-based initiatives in four cities:

  • Columbus, IN
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Philadelphia, PA

This is the second round of grants awarded as part of the five-year partnership between USCM and Purdue Pharma L.P. The goal of the grants program is to support and/or enhance existing prescription drug abuse prevention programs in America’s cities, as well as encourage the development of new and innovative programs. Learn more about the U.S. Conference of Mayors Safeguard My Meds Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program.

RxSafetyMatters Receives 2013 Communicator Award for its Mobile Site

Stamford, CT (June 27, 2013) —, an online resource about preventing prescription drug abuse, recently received the 2013 Communicator Award (CA) for best mobile site in the category of Health and Wellness. The CA is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded nearly two decades ago, CA receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Read More

New Teacher Guide to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse by High Schoolers

Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2013 — To help tackle the serious problem of youth prescription drug abuse, high school teachers will have free access to a new resource guide, Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse. The guide was developed by the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) in partnership with RxSafetyMatters, a program of Purdue Pharma L. P.

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Call for Applications for the AMA Healthy Living Grants Program – due July 16

CHICAGO, IL — April 25, 2013 — The AMA Foundation’s Healthy Living Grants program, with help from Purdue Pharma, L.P, supports grassroots health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. Read More

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