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Health United States, 2015

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

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Presents an overview of national trends in health statistics in 114 trend tables.  Offers a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Hospitalized Teenagers, 2012

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

Reports on the prevalence of mental and substance use disorders among American teenagers, the kinds of conditions and substances involved, and the length of hospital stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

Examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future.  Includes chapters on temperature-related death and illness, air quality impacts, extreme weather events, vector-borne diseases, water-related illness, food safety, and mental health.  From the White House and the U.S. Global Change Research Program


Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Behavioral Health

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health

Argues that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act advances the goal of improving treatment for people with behavioral health needs.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services



Depression in Adults: Screening: Final Recommendation Statement

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Women

Statement which recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, at the primary care level. Calls for adequate systems to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up. Includes rationale, clinical considerations, and a lengthy discussion section. From the U.S. Preventive Services


Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Statistics

Presents the type and prevalence of disabilities among prison and jail inmates. Also assesses the prevalence of disabilities with other health problems such as obesity and psychological distress. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Mental Health,Statistics,Veterans

Presents counts and rates of veterans in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Includes demographic characteristics, military characteristics, disability, mental health status, current offense, sentence, and criminal history. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Disability,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

Defines and offers estimates of the extent of the problem, describes characteristics of those who are chronically homeless, and discusses research/actions designed to reduce or end the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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