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The 2019 Annual SHIP Meeting

The 2019 Delaware State Health Improvement Plan Meeting was hosted by the Division of Public Health (DPH), along with state and community partners. The 2019 annual SHIP report was released at the meeting, and stakeholders participated in several panel discussions including chronic disease, maternal and child health, and substance abuse. The 2019 SHIP report is now available online.

Delaware Child Death Review Commission Released 2018 Annual Report.

The Child Death Review Commission (CDRC) oversees three fatality review programs that are linked by their common mission to safeguard the health and safety of Delaware'schildren and mothers. The 2018 report is now available online.

National Institutes of Health releases 2018  Monitoring The Future survey results, December, 2018.

The Monitoring The Future survey measures drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. Overall, 44,482 students from 392 public and private schools participated in this year's Monitoring the Future survey.

U.S. Surgeon General Declares E-cigarette Use Among Youth an Epidemic, December 18, 2018

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory about the the dangers of electronic cigarette use among U.S. teenagers. The advisory was prompted by the latest statistics on vaping among youths, which found e-cigarette use among high school students has increased dramatically in the past year. The advisory called on parents and teachers to educate themselves about the variety of e-cigarettes and to talk with children about their dangers.

Dr. Tammy Anderson Featured in Delaware News Journal on opioid epidemic in Delaware, November, 02, 2018

Delaware News Journal  features a story about Dr. Tammy Anderson ’s discussion with News Journal  journalist Brittany Horn on the opioid epidemic in Delaware. Dr. Anderson introduces an online, interactive map launched by The Center for Drug and Health Studies.  Users of the map can identify areas that have high concentration of overdose deaths for the past 5 years.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Releases 2018 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes, September, 12, 2018

The Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes brings together the latest data available on the drug overdose epidemic in America, including opioid prescribing patterns, and various health behaviors and outcomes such as drug use and nonfatal overdoses and deaths.

The Center for Drug and Health Studies at University of Delaware Lauched ArcGIS to Provide Information on Teenager Risks and Protective Factors in Delaware

This interactive map is designed to highlight protective factors and substance use rates among teenagers in Delaware. Using the Delaware School Survey data, past month rates of alcohol use,  marijuana use, and past year rates of prescription pain killer use are displayed by zip codes. Organizations can use this heat map to help identify areas that have higher concentration of substance use and to identify gaps in services. For parents, this map highlights resources and programs to benefit their families.

DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, October 23, 2017

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.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime issued latest World Drug Report, June 22, 2017

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2017 World Drug Report earlier this summer. This report consists of five booklets: a summary report and policy implications; supply, use, and health consequences; cultivation, production, and consumption of plant-based drugs; an extended analysis of the global synthetic drug market; and discussion of the drug problem, organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption, and terrorism.

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.

Interim Report: Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, July 2017

The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis published its interim report. It included recommendations the President can take to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, to prevent deaths and provide more accessible and informed methods of treatment for addiction.

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