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Earl Gregg Swem Library

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2015/ssi_asr15.pdf

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide in the Workplace

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/suicide-in-the-workplace.htm

Examines how the frequency of workplace suicides has changed over time and analyzes the distribution of workplace suicides among selected demographic groups and case categories.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb216-Mental-Substance-Use-Disorder-ED-Visit-Trends.pdf

Presents data on trends in the rate of emergency department visits involving substance use disorders, depression, anxiety or stress reactions, and psychoses or bipolar disorders. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/surgeon-generals-report.pdf

The first ever Surgeon General’s report on the threat to the health of Americans from drugs and alcohol.  Covers the neurobiology of addiction, treatment, and prevention issues, the role of health care systems, and a vision for the future.  Argues that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing.  From the Office of the Surgeon General

 

Green Space and Health

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology,Urban Issues

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0538/POST-PN-0538.pdf

Summarizes the evidence for physical and mental health benefits from contact with nature.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Marriage/Family,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpsc12.pdf

Describes type, location, and characteristics of all problem-solving courts, such as drug, mental health, family, youth, DWI, domestic violence and other specialty courts.  Covers such topics as funding sources, points of entry, services, and benefits to participants.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Connectome Map More Than Doubles Human Cortex’s Known Regions

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2016/connectome-map-more-than-doubles-human-cortexs-known-regions.shtml

Press release about the mapping of 180 distinct areas in the brain’s cortex.  Includes a brief description of the research and a citation to the article in the issue of Nature where the research was fully reported.  From the National Institute of Mental Health

 

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