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Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Opioid crisis declared public health emergency in Virginia

November 22, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With overdose cases on the rise, the Virginia state health commissioner has declared the opioid addiction crisis to be a public health emergency and issued a standing order that allows all Virginians to obtain naloxone over the counter.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

5 best practices for patient transportation services

November 1, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Transportation may not be at the top of the list when programs first open their doors, but those established in the industry say patient transportation is a key differentiator.

Take a population health approach to violence

October 24, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
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As police officers continue to respond to people experiencing mental health crises, it is imperative that service providers work with law enforcement officials in a population health approach to crime. 

Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

Detailed plan, teamwork helped north Florida center weather storm

October 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Lakeview Health leaders are pleased that a first-ever implementation of components of its disaster response plan went smoother than expected during Hurricane Matthew.

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.

N.J. treatment center employees make rare move to unionize

July 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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More than 100 clinical and non-clinical employees at Sunrise House have voted to unionize, but experts say unions are unlikely to become widespread.

Supervised injection sites could open in U.S.

July 25, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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San Francisco, Seattle and Ithaca, N.Y., are among the first U.S. cities considering opening supervised injection facilities, an unconventional measure that has been implemented in nine countries to reduce overdose.

How to reduce workplace violence

April 18, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.

FDA opioid task force takes action

March 31, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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FDA's previously announced opioid task force aims to rework the agency’s approach to medications. Here is an update on its progress.

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