Category: public health

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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How the Smallest State Is Defeating America’s Biggest Addiction Crisis

Politico Magazine By Erick Trickey By the time police caught Paul Roussell with heroin last summer, the 58-year-old lobster fisherman had been addicted to the drug for almost 10 years. He’d gone from sniffing two bags of heroin a day to 10, then as many as 17. He was running drugs for dealers to afford …

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Apply Now: Provider’s Clinical Support System—Universities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for the Providers Clinical Support System–Universities (Short Title: PCSS – Universities) grants. The purpose of the program is to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for people with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT by ensuring its practice is included …

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Adult Re-Entry Court Hopes to Keep People out of Jail

Pacific Daily News By Jerick Sablan The first participants in the Adult Reentry Court program are doing well on their path to stay out of jail. The nine participants appeared before Superior Court of Guam Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena III for a hearing Friday. The program allows those who have been in and out of the court system …

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Apply Now: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applications from teams of researchers and community members who are committed to working together to produce community-relevant, action-oriented research to improve health and well-being. The broad goal of the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program is to produce diverse interdisciplinary leaders who conduct and apply high-quality equity-focused health research in order to …

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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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Trends in Substance Abuse Disorders among Adults Aged 18 or Older

This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and its Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality considers the impact of substance use disorders on individuals, families, and communities using data from The National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Long-term trends at a specialty facility were analyzed with the goal of helping public health …

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