August 2019 Newsletter
DEA data: Berkshire County 3rd highest in state for per-person opioid prescriptions
Education, Census, Opioid Task Force Highlights In State Budget For Mark
NIDA HEALing Communities Study Update
For an updated information sheet, click HERE
Additionally, Boston Medical Center is looking to fill positions related to the study. For the list of job opportunities, click HERE
Shatterproof, RIZE Massachusetts, and GE Foundation Release Survey on Massachusetts Healthcare Professionals and Stigma Around Screening, Treating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Research Finds that Stigma Around Addiction Extends to Provider Community
For a link to the full study, click here
Leaders From 13 States Urge Federal Court To Allow Supervised Injection Sites
Justice involvement patterns, overdose experiences, and naloxone knowledge among men and women in criminal justice diversion addiction treatment
By Rachel E. Gicquelais, Briana Mezuk, Betsy Foxman, Laura Thomas, and Amy S. B. Bohnert – July 16, 2019
Harm Reduction Journal
Home Base Training Institute
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Workshop
To register: https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=8EAF3LMFNL
The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
Maria Trent, Danielle G. Dooley, Jacqueline Dougé, SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH, COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE
“The objective of this policy statement is to provide an evidence-based document focused on the role of racism in child and adolescent development and health outcomes. By acknowledging the role of racism in child and adolescent health, pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals will be able to proactively engage in strategies to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, systems engagement, and research in a manner designed to reduce the health effects of structural, personally mediated, and internalized racism…”
The Americans with Disabilities Act National Network has developed an informational handout for how the ADA may apply to those with previous or current substance use disorders, or those with undergoing current treatment.
Click here for the PDF or visit the webpage: https://adata.org/factsheet/ada-addiction-and-recovery
Want to know where to get Narcan or purchase safe injection equipment?
Click here to download a map of Berkshire County’s pharmacies and Syringe Services Programs.
Click here to download list of addresses, hours, and phone numbers for each location.