Category: Healthcare

Register for Webinar: The Role of Technology in Solving the Opioid Crisis and Opioid Crisis Update—Where are We Now?

Hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Health This webinar is designed to discuss the state of the opioid epidemic in healthcare, including what progress has been made since a federal state of emergency was declared one year ago, and since the Opioid Commission issued its recommendations for dealing with the crisis. Aaron Williams, MA, …

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Study: Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Forgo Medical Care

AP By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office worked with the National …

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U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Education, Awareness to Combat Opioid Crisis

The GW Hatchet By Shannon Mallard U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke at Betts Theater Monday about the opioid epidemic and community-based solutions to the crisis. The event, titled “Better Health Through Better Partnerships,” opened with welcoming remarks from Pamela Jeffries, the dean of the School of Nursing. During his speech, Adams spoke about the …

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Rehabilitation Plus Rehab? Jails Treat Inmates with Opioid Addiction Medication

Governing By Anna Gorman At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across the country are only now rolling out medicines to help inmates overcome addiction. And most of those jails dispense only one of the drugs currently available. Nearly 1 in 5 jail and …

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Register for Webinar: From Jail to Community Behavioral Health—Ensuring Continuity of Care

Hosted by the SAMHSA–HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions Date: Monday, July 16 Time: 1–2:30 p.m. ET Approximately 20 percent of people in jails have a serious mental illness and 26 percent meet the threshold for serious psychological distress in the past 30 days. Adding to this concerning picture, people in jail have higher rates of numerous chronic health conditions …

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Oklahoma Opioid Commission Lays out Legislative Priorities

The Oklahoman By Meg Wingerter The Oklahoma attorney general’s commission fighting the opioid crisis proposed at a meeting Tuesday a mix of changes to law enforcement, new rules for prescribers and increased data collection. The commission, which has met multiple times this year under the direction of Attorney General Mike Hunter, laid out five initial recommendations …

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How the Loss of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led to a Mental Health Crisis

NPR By Samantha Raphelson A severe shortage of inpatient care for people with mental illness is amounting to a public health crisis, as the number of individuals struggling with a range of psychiatric problems continues to rise. The revelation that the gunman in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting escaped from a psychiatric hospital in …

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