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Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients 4/23/2014
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 4/23/2014
A culturally tailored smoking cessation program significantly reduces tobacco use among members of an American Indian tribe. 
Emergency Department Uses Tool To Identify At-Risk Patients in Need of HIV Testing, Leading to Same Number of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Fewer Screening Tests 4/23/2014
An emergency department uses an eight-variable risk assessment tool to determine which patients should be tested for undiagnosed HIV, leading to the identification of the same number of HIV-positive patients as through universal screening, thus suggesting greater cost-effectiveness.
Intensive Case Management Aids Parents With Co-Occurring Disorders and Their Children, Leading to Healthy Families 4/23/2014
Ongoing case management, education, and peer support to low-income parents struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders focuses on reducing the stigma associated with illness, increasing positive family interaction, and identifying and addressing cognitive and behavioral problems in children. Evidence suggests the program leads to less mental health–related stigma and stress, improved parenting skills and social support networks, few psychiatric hospitalizations, enhanced access to needed services for children, and many lasting family reunifications.
Low Overhead Clinic Extends Access to Affordable, Culturally Competent Conventional and Alternative Medicine for Uninsured and Underinsured 4/23/2014
A low-overhead clinic enhances access to a broad array of culturally competent, low-cost conventional and alternative medicine services for underinsured, uninsured, and immigrant populations.
QualityTools
A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 4/9/2014
This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.
Protocol for the Prescription of Controlled Substances by Emergency Department Providers 3/12/2014
Protocol for the Prescription of Controlled Substances by Emergency Department Providers is a one-page, easy-to-understand protocol can help physicians and nurses decide how to treat patients complaining about pain who may be abusing opioid medications or other controlled substances.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 3/12/2014
This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2/12/2014
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.
Tobacco Map 1/15/2014
This interactive map tool provides advocates and policymakers information on national efforts in key tobacco control policy areas.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.