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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide
May 4, 2022

The Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide has just been released from the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This guide is especially helpful for individuals and organizations that manage the health and well-being of 9- 18-year-olds. The Guide, which was designed to help health care professionals […]


Using the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index to Drive Equitable Public Health Efforts
March 25, 2022

During public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and ethnic minority groups disproportionately experience adverse outcomes like high hospitalization and mortality rates as a result of a variety of factors, including social determinants of health (SDOH). SDOH are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of-life […]


Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program
March 11, 2022

The Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE) was a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of incorporating interpersonal violence (IPV) screening and safety plans into home visits. Pregnant women in the control group and the DOVE intervention group received home visits before the baby was born until the baby was two years old. The DOVE study served women […]

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Resources for Women’s History Month 2022
March 1, 2022

National Women’s History Month in March celebrates the contributions that women have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history. Populations of focus: Women Links: Learn more about Women’s History Month. Check out the resource library on Women’s History Month from Check out the resource library on African […]


The Ultimate Guide to Helping Those in Need of Addiction Recovery From Cannabis and Other Substances
February 16, 2022

With the growing number of Americans trying and using marijuana, it is important to address addiction. It is equally necessary to stress that there is nothing shameful about experiencing it. Addiction affects everyone regardless of gender, age, race, or other socioeconomic factors. While many would prefer to focus on the magnitude of the “harder” drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, […]


Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Youth and Young Adults
February 11, 2022

The misuse of prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, sedatives, and stimulants among youth and young adults aged 12 to 25 is a major public health issue in the United States. The prevalence of prescription drug misuse is highest among young adults between the ages of 18 and 25; over 11 percent report the misuse of prescription drugs in the past year. […]



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