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Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Participate in the Arts

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/StayingEngaged_0917.pdf

Examines such health characteristics as cognitive ability, physical function, and hypertension rates among elderly Americans who participate in arts activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257526/NatlPlan2017.pdf

Provides narrative descriptions of agency activities in the effort against dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease completed during 2016.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Antidepressant Use Among Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2011-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db283.pdf

Provides the most recent estimates of antidepressant use in the U.S., including prevalence of use by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and length of use.  Also covers trends in use from 1999-2002 to 2011-2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15-19 Years by Sex, United States, 1975-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm

Provides a graph and brief trend discussion of the variation of suicide rates over the 40 year period for male and female teens.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Interim Report: President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Mental Health,Privacy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ondcp/commission-interim-report.pdf

Describes the extent of opioid use in the U.S. and the harm caused, and offers a set of recommendations for action prior to the issuance of the final report.  From the President’s Commission

 

Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide, 2017 Edition

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health

https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf

Describes the harms and consequences of drug use by explaining a drug’s effects on the mind and body, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts.  Covers narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids.  From the Drug Enforcement Administration

 

Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-529

Since behavioral health conditions disproportionately affect low-income people, this study looks at how Medicaid expansion in four states affected treatment for those enrolled under the Affordable Care Act. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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