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News by Topic: Criminal justice system

West Tennessee Healthcare Collaborative Improves Behavioral Health Patients’ Access to Care, Reduces Stigma
Sep 27, 2018 - Details the work of the West Tennessee Healthcare Collaborative to identify and address behavioral health issues that impact the community. Among other things, the collaboration trained people in the use of naloxone, including in rural areas, created a space to treat pregnant women with substance use disorders in a rural area, and implemented telehealth to improve access to care.
Source: American Hospital Association
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A Conversation with David Clayton
Sep 24, 2018 - Radio interview with David Clayton, the Youth Outreach Coordinator for Families Against Narcotics. Discussion includes the work of Families Against Narcotics and the opioid epidemic, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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PA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Treat Sexual Assault Victims
Aug 30, 2018 - Highlights the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, developed by the Penn State College of Nursing and presently in use in four rural Pennsylvania hospitals. The platform allows rural nurses to connect with trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) to help treat sexual assault victims. It also provides training for rural nurses to become SANEs and to provide accurate and professional testimony in court.
Source: mHealthIntelligence
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SAMHSA Awards $215.2 Million to Support Justice-Involved Individuals Who Have Substance Use or Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Aug 30, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently awarded up to $215.2 million over five years towards programs that provide effective treatment services to justice-involved individuals who have mental and substance use disorders to reduce further criminal justice involvement and promote recovery. This funding will be distributed through Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion, Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts, the Offender Reentry Program, and Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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