DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, October 23, 2017
National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) outlines the threats posed to
the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the
abuse of illicit drugs. This reports highlights the scope and
magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis, and the prevalence of drug
abuse issues on other types of drugs as well.
Suicidality and Death by Suicide among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States, Sep 26, 2017
SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality announces the release of a new short report, Suicidality and Death by Suicide Among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States. The report, based on data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Vital Statistics System, analyzes suicide attempts and suicide death rates among adults ages 45 to 64 from 2009 to 2014.
2017 Lasker Awards Recognize Planned Parenthood, Cancer Researchers Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award goes to Planned Parenthood, September 5, 2017
The 2017 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award honors Planned Parenthood for providing essential health services and reproductive care to millions of women for more than a century.
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award goes to cancer researchers, September 5, 2017
The 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors two scientists from the National Cancer Institute, Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller, whose technological advances enabled the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, which prevent cervical cancer and other tumors.
CDC releases 2017 Public Health Preparedness Snapshot
The Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 highlights activities that occurred during 2015 and 2016 and demonstrates how federal investments enhance our nation's ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. Specific public health crises that are focused on in this report include the responses to Zika, Ebola, Polio, and the Flint, Michigan Water Contamination.
SAMHSA Releases New National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data, September 7, 2017
SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance use including including opioids (both prescription pain relievers and heroin), and the prevalence of mental health issues such as mental illness, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
New National Report Focuses on Behavioral Health, Including Opioid Misuse, September 7, 2017
SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on
Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance
use and mental health in the United States, including the misuse of
Interagency Forum Releases 2017 America’s Children Report, August 8, 2017
The report compiles federal data and statistics related to a wide range of factors important to children’s lives, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.