Tag Archives: addiction

Who Cares For The Caregivers? We All Do

While policy-driven programs to support the mental health of caregivers are important and should be pursued, there are interventions we can implement immediately, without waiting for legislators to act.

October 13, 2017

School-Based Health Clinics: Critical Access Points For Confronting The Addiction Epidemic

A new frontier in prevention is emerging, focused on developing early intervention approaches for addressing risky substance use among youth before serious problems develop. School-based health clinics are one setting in which to provide these life-saving interventions.

September 12, 2017

Outdated Privacy Law Limits Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatment: The Case Against 42 CFR Part 2

In the midst of the current opioid epidemic we cannot afford to provide outdated, siloed addiction treatment governed by antiquated privacy laws. 42 CFR Part 2 has outlived its usefulness.

March 1, 2017

Funerals For Friends: How Public Health In Colorado Handles Growing Prescription Drug Misuse

The opioid painkiller epidemic in Colorado was the focus of a session at this year's Colorado Health Symposium. The Colorado Health Foundation hosts this well-known annual forum.

August 25, 2016

Stemming The Tide Of Prescription Opioid Overuse, Misuse, And Abuse

Opioid addiction and abuse is a systemic problem that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of society and requires a large-scale, comprehensive course of action. Kaiser Permanente's approach to combating this epidemic offers insight on how to reduce opioid addiction and for the...

September 22, 2015

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on fertility, breastfeeding, addiction, nursing, life-prolonging technology, and more.

August 31, 2015

Seven Big Ideas From Spotlight Health

A few of us from Health Affairs were lucky enough to attend Spotlight Health at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Here are just seven of the ideas that surprised us, impressed us, and even made us reexamine what we thought we already knew.

July 2, 2015

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on addiction, autism, cancer, and more.

June 30, 2015