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Hospital-Based Program Educates and Arranges Community-Based Support for Young Victims of Violence, Leading to Fewer Repeat Episodes 4/9/2014
A hospital-based program for young victims of penetrating trauma identifies those at risk of future violence, educates them about the need to change behaviors to reduce those risks, and connects them to community-based organizations that can help them in doing so, leading to fewer repeat episodes.
Periodic, Telephone-Based Assessment and Counseling Helps Stable Individuals With Alcohol or Cocaine Dependence Avoid Relapses 4/9/2014
Experienced substance abuse counselors offer periodic, telephone-based assessment and counseling to individuals who have attained initial stability in alcohol and/or cocaine dependence, leading to comparable and in some cases better outcomes than traditional, more time-consuming face-to-face interventions.
Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students 4/9/2014
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Community Addiction Recovery Center Helps Members Remain Drug/Alcohol Free and Find Housing and Employment 3/26/2014
A peer-led, community-based recovery center offers a wide array of nonmedical support to help individuals recover from mental health and substance abuse disorders; the program has significantly increased participation in employment/schooling, enhanced the ability to secure permanent housing, and helped to keep the vast majority of those served socially connected, drug- and alcohol-free, and out of the criminal justice system.
Pediatrician-Led Program Increases Provision of Smoking Cessation Support, Boosts Quit Rates Among Parents 3/26/2014
Pediatric offices systematically offer cessation support to parents who smoke, leading to an increase in the provision of such support and higher quit rates.
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 09, 2014.