1. Reducing Mental Illness in Rural Jails

    U.S. jail admissions reach 11 million annually, and the number of people in county jails is now at four times the size of the 1970 jail population. Much of this growth has been driven by small and mid-sized counties, which now make up more than 75 percent of the U.S....
  2. Childhood Trauma and Illicit Drug Use in Adolescence: A Population-Based National Comorbidity Survey Replication–Adolescent Supplement Study

    Research from a national sample of almost 10,000 U.S. adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation with drugs in adolescence, independent of a history of mental illness. The research, led by Mailman School of Public Health postdoctoral fellow Hannah...
  3. Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment

    The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CLCHPA) self-guided learning activity was developed by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. The CLCHPA is designed to enhance the delivery of high quality services for diverse patient/client populations, and promote cultural and linguistic as essential approaches addressing health and...