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Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_036.pdf

Presents national estimates of incontinence among persons 65 and over by sociodemographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201406.pdf

Provides estimates for 15 selected health measures and trends from 1997 through 2012 for comparison.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision

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

http://www.nih.gov/science/brain/2025/BRAIN2025.pdf

 

Presents findings and recommendations from an NIH working group to promote the Brain Research  Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN)  initiative, including the scientific background and rationale for the initiative as a whole and for each of seven major goals described in the report.  Calls for $4.5 billion in federal spending on research over the next 12 years.   From the National Institutes of Health

 

Expenditures for Treatment of Mental Health Disorders Among Children, Ages 5-17, 2009-2011

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st440/stat440.pdf

During the study period, an annual average of 9.3% of U.S. children received some type of treatment for mental health at an annual average expenditure $10.9 billion.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Crisis Services: Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Funding Strategies

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Mental Health

http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA14-4848/SMA14-4848.pdf

Surveys the strategies used by various states in the provision of crisis services for those suffering from psychiatric emergencies and  how those services are paid for.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Virginia’s Mental Health System: How It Has Evolved and What Remains to be Improved

Categories: Mental Health,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/publications/VANsltr0514

In the wake of the Creigh Deed’s incident in 2013 and the legislature’s response in the 2014 session, this report assesses the unmet needs of Virginia’s mental health system. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Health, United States, 2013: With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf

Major annual compilation of statistics and trends on U.S. health matters.  Covers morbidity, mortality, health care utilization and access, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Mental Health

http://gainscenter.samhsa.gov/cms-assets/documents/143496-555803.guidelines-document.pdf

Provides estimates of the number of adults with mental health, substance abuse, or related disorders under correctional supervision, discusses the risk factors that make offenders likely to return to criminal behavior, and presents the guidelines for  improving  transition and reentry to society. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Council of State Governments

 

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