Public Consulting Group (PCG) can assist state and local governments to address the substance use disorder crisis and public health issues by identifying service needs and evaluating the outcomes produced by changes in practices, programs, or policies. PCG helps states and local agencies make investments in policies and programs that work.

Services Include 

Data analysis and reporting

PCG can collect and analyze data from multiple sources such as from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), public safety, emergency rooms, and others for planning, monitoring, and geo-mapping to identify and track hot spots of drug prescribing and dispensing. PCG can identify what community services are most needed and determine where need most outpaces treatment supply so that resources can be allocated. We can develop data dashboards and reports to track your state or county’s progress toward achieving positive outcomes.

Needs Assessments and Strategic Planning

Our team can conduct strategic planning and goal-setting for system and program improvement, including facilitating collaborative relationships between state and local agencies, public officials, health care providers, and prescription dispensers. We can identify where services are needed, recommend services to meet the needs, and identify funding to expand capacity in under-served areas.

Policy Consulting

PCG can assess national and state legislation, administrative policies, model practices, and guidelines relating to the opioid crisis and the impact on jurisdictions and communities, including Medication Assisted Treatment policies. Our team can help develop policies tailored to address issues identified through data analysis and evaluation.

Program Evaluation

PCG evaluates a range of human services programs, conducting outcome, process, and cost evaluations.  Data are collected through interviews, focus groups, document reviews, observations, surveys, and from a variety of management information systems.   PCG can help you identify evidence-based substance use disorder treatments and practices on the continuum from outpatient to residential services and evaluate promising and emerging practices in SUD treatment and prevention.