• Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra announced the new HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy designed to increase care for individuals who use substances that cause overdose, and focusing on diverse treatment approaches. Read more
  • Data from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Health Interview Survey show that the percentage of adults receiving any mental health treatment in the past year increased overall from 2019 to 2020. Read more
  • SAMHSA Releases 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSUDH)| Data from the latest NSUDH indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased substance use, depression, and more. Read more.
  • CDC data analyzed by the American Communities Project indicates that suicide rates among young people have increased in each of 15 community types examined, with rural areas and regions with less access to mental health care representing some of the biggest increases. Read more
  • A new info brief from government consulting group Carnevale Associates explores the social determinants of health and how this multifaceted concept can be incorporated into traditional substance use prevention frameworks. Read more
  • The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) has updated its topic guide on rural mental health to provide current information on mental health needs and service provision in rural areas, including new inform. Read more.

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