Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS),will target the priority issue of prescription drug misuse, raise awareness regarding medication sharing and the risks of overprescribing. The proposed catchment area includes a primary focus on prescription drug abuse community awareness and prevention activities in schools, communities, parents, prescribers and the patients they serve. Those identified as highest risk are those aged 15-34 years old. Specific focus will be placed on regions with high drug overdose burden. Eastern and Central Kansas has been identified at highest risk in the state across a wide variety of factors. Due to unique health disparities, strategies will also be focused in Western Kansas that is primarily rural/frontier to ensure diversity across population densities and risk factors in Kansas. The goals of the project are to facilitate the new five-year Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse and Overdose strategic plan, including infrastructure development and development/enhancement of prevention activities to reduce misuse and overdose, implement prevention activities identified within the strategic plan update, including providing education and raising community and provider awareness about risks associated with medication sharing and overprescribing.