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AHCCCS to advance women-specific substance abuse services with new block grant funding

| Nov 4, 2021 | Arizona

Last week, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announced their receival of $32.7 million in federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The press release by AHCCCS notes that the services funded will specifically...[ Read More ]

$55.6 million grant awarded to Alzheimer’s research study led by University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington

| Aug 27, 2021 | Washington

A long-running research study of dementia onset in older adults, led by the University of Washington, Kaiser Permanente Washington, and the University of California San Diego, has been awarded an estimated $55.6 million grant by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This...[ Read More ]

Sites announced for Bridge Program opioid treatment grants

Marjie High | Feb 27, 2019 | California

The non-profit Public Health Institute (PHI) announced the selection of participants in the California Bridge Program earlier this month. The program will provide over $8 million for training and technical assistance aimed at improving and encouraging access to treatment for people experiencing symptoms of substance use disorder who present in...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: Oregon’s addiction crisis is dire, but not hopeless

| Nov 14, 2017 | Oregon

Oregon’s addiction crisis exceeds that of almost every other state. Two out of three Oregonians suffer from addiction or know someone who does. The problem is all around us. Despite its pervasiveness, too few Oregonians receive treatment. Recovery remains out of reach. This is a failure of our community to...[ Read More ]

Oregon Substance Use Disorder Research Committee releases recommendations

Emily Boerger | Nov 14, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Substance Use Disorder Research Committee (OrSUD) recently released a report on the impact of substance use disorders (SUDs) on Oregon and their recommendations for responding to the state’s SUD crisis. The report focuses on prioritizing prevention over treatment, improving access to treatment, revising physician practices, as well as...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Simone Otenaike

Emily Boerger | Oct 30, 2017 | Texas

Simone Otenaike, an associate at McGinnis Lochridge, joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the application of genomics in healthcare. "The application of genomics is really interesting because each individual has a very unique DNA make-up and it can often dictate what types of medications are more...[ Read More ]