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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

Buprenorphine and the Opioid Crisis: A Primer for Congress
Discusses the use of buprenorphine in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) of opioid addiction. Report addresses questions for U.S. lawmakers to craft opioid treatment policy. Looks at the effectiveness, demand, and access of buprenorphine.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Health Impacts of Opioid Misuse in Alaska
Report details the health outcomes of the opioid crisis in Alaska. Discusses patterns of use, morbidity, mortality, and treatment. Breaks down data by sex, race, type of opioid, and region.
Author(s): Jessica Filley, Deborah Hull-Jilly
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(3)
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Non-Medical Opioid Use among Rural and Urban Pregnant Women, 2007-2014
Examines data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2007 to 2014 to determine differences in non-medical opioid use among rural and urban pregnant women. Covers policy and practice implications to inform program and clinical efforts to address the crisis.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, Carrie Henning-Smith, Tongtan Chantarat, Tongtan Chantarat, Cresta Jones
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Intersection of Hepatitis, HIV, and the Opioid Crisis: The Need for a Comprehensive Response
Brief discusses the infectious diseases co-occurring with the opioid crisis and the need for comprehensive treatment. Details the relationship between opioid use disorder and HIV and Hepatitis infection. Looks at barriers to care and presents suggestions to overcome them, such as increasing access to healthcare for low-income populations, among others.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
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Education and Training for Primary Care Providers in Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Use Disorder Care
Twitter chat discusses Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) training for primary care providers. Features resources and discussion on effective ways of treating opioid use disorder. Hosted by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Comparing Rural and Urban Drug Use and Violence in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey
Highlights a study on urban and rural differences in substance use and violent behavior among youth in Pennsylvania. Looks at substance use and instances of violence, both as perpetrators and as victims, for 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Jennifer Murphy
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Oregon’s State Health Assessment, 2018
Reports on the overall health of residents in state of Oregon. Includes information on social determinants of health, environmental health, prevention and health promotion, and other topics. Covers urban, rural, frontier statistics for economic disparities; educational attainment; food insecurity; homelessness; adult suicide rates; chronic disease; mortality; oral, primary care, and behavioral health workforce; communicable disease; and access to healthcare services.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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Recommended CSTE Indicators for Suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives
Discusses recommended indicators for measuring rates of suicide, and associated risk factors, among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Presents suggestions for different national data sources, as well as state, local, and regional sources.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
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Together We Can Be Bully Free: CAH and Law Enforcement Address Peer Victimization through School-Based Program
Highlights an anti-bullying program developed by Union General Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Union Parish, Louisiana. Describes how the hospital and local law enforcement collaborate to teach elementary, middle, and high school students about the negative effects bullying and how to model positive social behavior.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Health‐Related Quality of Life, and Chronic Disease Risks in Rural Areas of the United States
Discusses a study on the correlation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adult chronic disease and poor physical and mental health among rural people. Breaks down data by age, race, and education, among other factors. Compares prevalence of ACEs rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Amy Chanlongbutra, Gopal K. Singh, Curt D. Mueller
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018, 7151297
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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