September 2019 Newsletter
Save the Date!
Hepatitis C and the Opioid Crisis: A Berkshire County-Focused Public Health Seminar
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019; 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Berkshire Hills Country Club,
500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Use this link to register: https://hcvseminar-berkshirecounty.eventbrite.com
Click here to view the event flyer or share it with your network
All You Will (Ever) Need to Know about Hepatitis C: A Primer for the Primary Care Provider
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019; 5:30 – 8:00PM
Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Use this link to register: https://www.neaetc.org/events/view/13953
Click here to view the event flyer of share it with your network
Berkshire DA, Brien Center medical director talk fighting opioid crisis
Data Brief: Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Programs
Released August 2019 – MA Department of Public Health
Click here for the Pittsfield Farmer’s Market Food Justice Card.
This includes information on the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), SNAP, WIC, and the Summer Eats program all available at the market.
iBerkshiresTV Discusses Domestic Violence, Opioids on Latest Episode
Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States:
2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
Seizures Of Methamphetamine Are Surging In The U.S.
Martha Bebinger, WBUR – July 29, 2019
For a link to the CDC study referenced: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db345-h.pdf
Naloxone, a drug that reverses overdoses, can save lives. Here’s why you should learn how to use it.
Erin Blakemore, Washington Post – August 17, 2019
Unwatched, a sober home business boomed. Then they found the bones
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Are Slowing The Flow Of Pills — But Progress Is Slow
Save the Date!
Recovery Coach Academy coming to Pittsfield
October 21st, 2019 – October 25th
The Trevor Project released its inaugural National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
“This is our first wide-ranging report from a cross-sectional national survey of LGBTQ youth across the United States. With over 34,000 respondents, it is the largest survey of LGBTQ youth mental health ever conducted and provides a critical understanding of the experiences impacting their lives.”
Among Hurdles For Those With Opioid Addictions: Getting The Drug To Treat It
Supervised injection sites gain favor worldwide. Could they exist in Berkshires?
By Amanda Drane and Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, The Berkshire Eagle
Updated national surveillance data demonstrate increases in new cases of viral hepatitis A, B, and C driven by the opioid crisis, and racial disparities in the number of deaths.
Mass. AG refuses to join other states in Purdue Pharma settlement
New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfer
Opinion | Treatment Facilities’ Aren’t What You Think They Are
Hearing in U.S. House Education and Labor Early Childhood Subcommittee addresses intersection of trauma and education
New study details the long shadows cast on children after parents are locked up