The application process for the Prescription Drug Abuse
Prevention Recognition Program is now closed. Winners will be announced in January 2014, at the 82nd Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.
The United States Conference of Mayors, the official nonpartisan organization representing cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and Purdue Pharma LP have partnered to create the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program. The goal of this program is to honor outstanding educational, public awareness and other initiatives that address the issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse in America's cities. A total of four awards will be made in two categories: large and small city. Second place winners in each category will receive $5,000 each; first place winners will receive $10,000 each.
Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program is a part of the Safeguard My Meds initiative,
a national educational program from the National Community Pharmacists Association
and Purdue Pharma LP, in partnership with USCM, to increase awareness about the
importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medicine in an effort
to reduce the risk of misuse and abuse. If you have any questions or need additional information about the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program, please contact Crystal Swann by telephone at (202) 861-6707 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners of the first round of awards/grants were announced in January 2013, during the 81st Winter Meeting of The United
States Conference of Mayors in Washington, DC:
Accepting second place award for Baltimore at the 2013
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Award presentation: left to
right, USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, USCM President Philadelphia
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Mario Do Right Foundation Co-Founder and Executive
Director Kevin Shird, Grammy nominated singer Mario Do Right Foundation Founder
Mario, Purdue Pharma State Government Affairs Vice President Alan Must, and
USCM Second Vice President Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. PHOTO CREDIT: The United States Conference of Mayors
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