Tag Archives: opioid epidemic

10 Recommendations for Improving Data-Driven Communication about the Opioid Epidemic

by Andy Krackov, MA, and Erika G. Martin, PhD, MPH With a 200% increase in the rate of opioid-involved deaths since 2000, many US states and the federal government have declared states of public health emergency. In response, many state and local health departments are developing opioid data dashboards with visualizations, descriptive information, and downloadable data or reports. Visualizing the

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Infographic: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina

A report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina,” describes several legislative and nonlegislative strategies being considered in South Carolina for addressing the opioid crisis. Lead author Jason F. Arnold and his colleagues assess the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals and how they compare with other states that have also implemented response plans,

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Infographic: Prescriber Perceptions of an Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program

A new article published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at increased efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic by developing more overdose education and naloxone distribution (ONED) programs. Author Alyssa Peckham and colleagues survey prescribers’ attitudes and comfort levels dispensing naloxone, and find that barriers to OEND implementation continue to exist as not all

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July 2018: Diseases of Despair

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The editorial and first three articles of the July/August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focus on adverse health outcomes attributable to substance abuse. The lead editorial “Deaths of Despair and Building a National Resilience Strategy” by John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health, and Benjamin Miller, Chief Strategy

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The Opioid Epidemic: Where Do the Numbers Stand and Where Can We Focus Our Efforts? A Video and Interview

JPHMP presents Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a new series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. This month’s post includes a video depicting the current status of the opioid epidemic, with an estimated 1.6 million more people

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