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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Guide Produced by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) This guide is intended to support suicide prevention stakeholders and other interested individuals by providing a comprehensive list of suicide prevention resources, as of April 2020. These suicide prevention hotlines and other resources contained in this document are located within the […]

D.C. announces plan to cut opioid-related deaths by half

From the Washington Post. In long-awaited plan, D.C. aims to reduce opioid deaths by half by late 2020 by Jenna Portnoy The District on Monday announced a plan aimed at cutting opioid-related deaths by half over the next 21 months, using a long list of treatment, tracking and education initiatives. Start-up costs of $24 million will […]

Region 3 in desperate need of providers to fight #OpioidEpidemic

From the Hill. Study: Not Enough Providers to Address Opioid Epidemic in 11 states by Jessie Hellmann States in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic don’t have enough doctors to address the opioid epidemic, according to a new study released this week. Eleven states and the District of Columbia lack an adequate number of providers to prescribe […]

Only DC and DE in Region 3 prohibit e-cig use in worksites, restaurants, and bars

From CDC MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:1341-1346. State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, September 30, 2017 Kristy Marynak, MPP1; Brandon Kenemer, MPH1; Brian A. King, PhD1; Michael A. Tynan1; Allison MacNeil, MPH1; Elizabeth Reimels, JD1 Electronic cigarettes […]

National Conference

National Conference on Tackling Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations October 5 – 6, 2015, Bethesda, Maryland Click here for more information. Register today! Space is limited!   KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH PLENARY PRESENTERS: Peter Ashley, DrPH Diane Beistle Wilson Compton, MD MPE Dwana Calhoun, MS, CHES Shelina […]

DC and Maryland Regulations Regarding the ACA-mandated Tobacco Coverage Services

District of Columbia  Coverage for 2014 fiscal year not yet determined. DC Medical Assistance program coverage varies widely by plan. Quantity limits for medication coverage. Coverage information for the Medicaid expansion population is still to be determined. Health Insurance Marketplace. All plans are required to cover tobacco cessation treatment. Specific coverage varies by plan. State Employee […]

Co-Occurring Training at the DC Department of Behavioral Health

The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)* conducted a free three-hour training entitled Introduction to Co-Occurring Disorder, Treatment Implications & DBH Services which this reviewer attended on October 17th, 2013. Although open to the general public, the majority of attendees were employees of DBH who needed to earn continuing education credits. The presenter, […]


Recovery/ Wellness Support (Eastern Shore)

Recovery/ Wellness Support (Eastern Shore) Event Type: Educational Event What: Participants will learn how to assist individuals in behavioral health settings develop a person centered Recovery Plan that supports their goals and a recovery lifestyle. When: 5/9/2014;  8:30 AM To 4:30 PM Where: Eastern Shore Hospital Center 5262 Woods Rd Cambridge, Maryland 21613 For more […]

Advocacy (Eastern Shore)

Advocacy (Eastern Shore) Event Type: Educational Event What: What is the “A” and the “a”? This training is designed to help peer recovery specialist who related to individuals as an advocate become skilled in various forms of advocacy. Through utilizing a person-centered approach and coaching strategies, participants will develop strategies to demonstrate the meaning of […]