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News by Topic: Women

Family Ties Keeps One Rural OB-GYN Practicing in Eastern NC, Despite Challenges
Mar 1, 2018 - Highlights the practice of one rural OB-GYN in North Carolina. Touches on the barriers that practices face in rural areas, including recruitment and retention, and on the specific health needs he sees in his practice, including women with substance abuse issues and chronic illnesses.
Source: North Carolina Health News
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A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies
Feb 22, 2018 - Highlights a new study which found a correlation between the integration and acceptance of midwives into obstetrical care and improved maternal and infant outcomes and cost-effectiveness of care. Details the history of the United States' move away from midwifery as well as the growing acceptance of nurse-midwives and the impact they could potentially have in addressing racial health disparities and care shortages in rural and low-income communities.
Source: ProPublica
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SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting Federal Register
Feb 5, 2018 - Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a combined meeting of the four National Advisory Councils and the two Advisory Committees. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from center and office directors, a presentation on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee's (ISMICC) report to Congress, a presentation on SAMHSA's role in recent behavioral health responses to disasters, and a council discussion. Scheduled for February 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Eastern, the meeting is open to the public and may be attended via telephone, web conference, or in person.
Source: Federal Register
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SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting Federal Register
Feb 1, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS) will hold an open meeting on February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's main office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include a discussion on assessing SAMHSA's current strategies related to women with behavioral health needs who are either in the criminal justice system or experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the ACWS will be speaking with the Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Abuse regarding priorities and directions for behavioral health services and access for women and children. The meeting may be attended in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested.
Source: Federal Register
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