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Aug

31

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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the AHRQ.  Access state information for state statistics on opioid-related hospital care using an interactive map of the United States. Also included are hospitalization trends for 2009-2014.

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

01

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Substance Use Disorders Webinar Series

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Alleviating Stigma, Treatment Strategies, Community Resources & Stories from the Front Lines Join NNLM NER for a series of 4 one-hour webinars on topics related to substance use disorders. You are invited to attend all 4 webinars, or only the ones that you are interested in. Each webinar has a specific focus within the substance… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jul

28

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Opioid Abuse Up Among Older Adults

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), news release, July 26, 2017 “While *opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Rates of opioid abuse among young adults — aged 18 to 25 — decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

13

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Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Jul

07

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AHRQ and Data from the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

In the recent AHRQ Views, researcher Anne Elixhauser discusses published statistics about the opioid crisis from newspapers and government databases such  as AHRQ’s. Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data covers how AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) database has information about hospitalizations and emergency room visits. AHRQ also… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

27

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

27

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Rural Health Opioid Program

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities. The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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