Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, director of AIR’s Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES) and a practicing physician at Heartland Alliance Health in Chicago, discusses her personal experience in treating patients with addiction and how research can help tackle the opioid epidemic.
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11 Jul 2018
What role can data play in developing community-based approaches to opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery? How can data help health, law enforcement, and criminal justice professionals—and community members—better understand the opioid crisis in their localities and develop targeted interventions? AIR held a Capitol Hill briefing to address these questions on June 18, 2018.
14 Jun 2018
Expanding local access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a critical step towards improving the lives of people with opioid use disorder and starting to curb the epidemic. Susan Heil talks about the barriers to adopting MAT and what can be done to assist its adoption, especially in rural areas with fewer primary care providers and prescribers.
20 Jul 2017
Prescription drug misuse and abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with negative consequences for families and communities across the country. Mona Kilany explains how connecting prescribers with the proper tools and knowledge can help them address this significant public health issue in their practices.
21 Jun 2017
Patient-reported outcomes measure patients’ direct experiences of their health condition and health care. San Keller explains the value of such outcomes in promoting public health and improving the quality of health care.
25 Jan 2017
Interventions and protections for employees with cancer have increased as their numbers in the workforce have grown. Kathleen Murphy talks about how employees with cancer can access different interventions and protections, such as those in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
13 Jan 2017
Family engagement seeks better outcomes for children and families by actively involving them in the different systems that serve them. Lacy Wood and Rebecca Ornelas discuss how family engagement may improve both academic outcomes and mental health for children.
6 Jun 2016
Each year when Medicare’s Trustees report comes out, as it will soon, pundits and politicians fixate on the projection of when Medicare funding will be eclipsed by Medicare spending. But, Marilyn Moon asks, don’t we also need to know who pays for Medicare? What the taxpayer burden is and how much program participants pay? Whether we can afford Medicare as the U.S. population ages?
2 May 2016
Trauma disproportionately affects people involved with social service organizations like homeless shelters and mental health centers. In this video interview, Kathleen Guarino discusses how such organizations can measure their level of trauma-informed care and promote healing among trauma survivors.
25 Mar 2016
In this video interview, Ken Martinez discusses steps schools can take to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline and increase access to mental health services for students who struggle after being expelled or suspended.