Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Physicians can play a key role in preventing, recognizing, and successfully treating substance use disorder (SUD). Unfortunately, according to a recent study, many physicians don’t follow recommended guidelines in prescribing pain medication and have limited confidence in the ability to recognize SUD due to knowledge gaps and lack of training.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) can be an effective way for public health and other agencies to address increasing demands for services with limited resources. For example, health departments in different jurisdictions can share laboratory or inspection services.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
High-quality early childhood education and preschool have many indirect public health benefits. Improving access to high-quality childcare for low-income families may lead to better public health outcomes.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Despite the remarkable success of seat belt use laws in increasing usage and saving lives, one area remains largely neglected: rear seat adult passengers.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Many believe King v. Burwell is the single largest threat to health care reform. In this Q&A, Network Attorney Jane Perkins helps us understand the details of the case, who it impacts, and implications for public health.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Like diet and exercise, sleep may seem entirely personal at first blush, a matter of individual choice. But as with healthy eating and active living, when you scratch the surface, a myriad of ways in which the environment shapes our individual choices become apparent. Laws and policies at the federal, state, and local level may make it easier – or more difficult – to make healthy choices about sleep.