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Taking the Measure of Addiction Recovery: A Brief History of Recovery Capital

Austin McNeill Brown

This brief discusses the concept of ‘recovery capital’ as an important theoretical advancement in the field of addiction treatment.

August 31, 2021

Proper Medication Adherence a Challenge for Older SNAP Participants with Chronic Health Conditions

Colleen Heflin, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma Arteaga, Lauryn Quick

This research brief dives into the stories behind opioid use initiation and provides intervention strategies.

August 10, 2021

Working Parents Post Pandemic: Reimagining Remote Work after COVID-19

Austin McNeill Brown

This brief discusses considerations for working parents as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 3, 2021

States Enroll Racial Ethnic Minority Older Adults in Community Based Aging Services Gaps Remain

Erin Bisesti , Claire Pendergrast

This research brief estimates state-level differences in the effectiveness of OAA-funded programs in enrolling racial-ethnic minority older adults.

July 27, 2021

The Kids Cook Monday Program Can Help Reduce Child Obesity

Mary Katherine Schutt

Engaging children in preparing family meals can protect against childhood obesity and other risky behaviors.

July 13, 2021

Presence of Large Racial-Ethnic Differences in ADHD Prevalence among U.S. Children

Ashlyn W. W. A. Wong

This data slice compares adolescent ADHD diagnoses across racial-ethnic groups.

July 8, 2021

Domestic Violence is Prevalent among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults

Mary E. Helander, Xiaoyan Zhang

Rates of domestic violence are high among adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

June 29, 2021

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Staying at Home: How Well Did Americans Maintain Their Health Behaviors during COVID-19?

Michael Serrur, James Rose

This brief summarizes the findings from a national survey aimed at understanding behavior change and goal setting during the pandemic and provides tips for getting back into healthy habits.

June 22, 2021

Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Deserve Plans of Safe Care

Alexandra Punch, Monika Taylor
This issue brief describes the current state of prenatal substance use and provides guidance on the use of federally mandated Plans of Safe Care to help mothers prepare for the arrival of their baby while navigating their substance use disorder.
June 15, 2021

How Can Communities Support Addiction Recovery?

Austin McNeill Brown

This brief explores the effects of community support on individuals in recovery. 

June 1, 2021

Food Insecurity among Military and Veteran Families

Colleen Heflin

This brief explores the effects of community support on individuals in recovery.

May 25, 2021

How Should We Set Pandemic Capacity Limits for Restaurants and Bars?

Eric A. Schiff

The connection between the capacity limits and the community infection rate has not been quantified and can appear arbitrary.

May 20, 2021

Building Back Healthier: The Role of Public Health in State Disaster Recovery Law

Claire Pendergrast, Nicole Errett
This research brief summarizes findings from a peer-reviewed study showing that few U.S. states explicitly integrate public health into their disaster recovery laws, and the types of public health requirements and authorizations vary substantially across states.
May 18, 2021

Rates of Anxiety and Depression are High among Young Adults during COVID-19

Xiaoyan Zhang
The brief shows much lower rates of self-reported anxiety among Non-Hispanic Blacks than among other racial/ethnic groups but no significant racial/ethnic differences in self-reported depression.
May 11, 2021

Motorcycle Fatality Rates Due to Head Injuries are Lower in States with Helmet Laws

Mary E. Helander

Motorcycle helmet laws reduce fatalities, serious cognitive disabilities, and social costs.

May 4, 2021

Lyme Disease in the U.S.: Where is Risk Highest?

Mary E. Helander

This data slice describes the geographic distribution of Lyme disease in the U.S. from 2009-2018 and summarizes prevention strategies.

April 28, 2021

Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment Among Adults with Intellectual Disability

Erin Bisesti

This research brief examines whether birth cohort trends (from the early-1900s to late-1990s) in educational attainment among adults with intellectual disability differed among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and Hispanics.

April 20, 2021

Adults with Income Loss During COVID-19 Have Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression

Xiaoyan Zhang

This data slice uses data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey to compare rates of anxiety and depressive symptoms between U.S. adults with versus without employment income loss since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March 2020.

April 6, 2021

How Do Emergency Medical Service Workers Cope with Daily Stressors?

Bryce Hruska , Marley S. Barduhn

This brief summarizes the results of a study that surveyed EMS workers in Syracuse, NY to better understand how their mental health symptoms relate to daily occupational stressors.

March 30, 2021

Family Ties Protect against Opioid Misuse among U.S. Young Adults

Alexander Chapman, Ashton M. Verdery, Shannon M. Monnat
March 24, 2021

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