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America's Renewal Will Not Happen Without Reforming Our Welfare Programs

America’s Renewal Will Not Happen Without Reforming Our Welfare Programs

The New York Times recently admitted that child poverty has been reduced by more than 50% since 1993. And indeed, America’s progress in reducing child poverty over the past 30 years has been nothing short of remarkable. But supporters still disagree on the policies responsible for this progress. Democrats award a rapidly growing safety net, …

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Locking prescription bottles helps ensure drug safety in drug treatment programs

Locking prescription bottles helps ensure drug safety in drug treatment programs

For patients with opioid use disorders, drug treatment programs are a clinically effective approach. In 2020, approximately 2.7 million Americans age 12 or older had opioid use disorder (OUD).1 For these patients, drug treatment programs (MAT) are a clinically effective approach to treating TOU. Patients in MAT programs typically receive oral medication, such as buprenorphine …

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40% of employers have changed benefit plans during the pandemic, added remote work, behavioral health programs and caregiver leave

40% of employers have changed benefit plans during the pandemic, added remote work, behavioral health programs and caregiver leave

Subsidized childcare, financial wellness and tuition assistance on the chopping block for many OAKLAND, CA., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The design of benefit plans has evolved during the pandemic to accommodate changing cultures, emergency protocols and the desire for more flexibility. As we emerge from the uncertainty of the past two years, employers are …

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After outcry, Murphy halts plan to eliminate NJ's popular school mental health programs

After outcry, Murphy halts plan to eliminate NJ’s popular school mental health programs

A popular, decades-old mental health counseling program will continue to operate in 90 New Jersey school districts as part of a compromise that will allow Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to move forward with a separate plan to create a statewide network of off-campus treatment services. It’s a victory for staunch supporters of school-based youth services …

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Local schools share $190 million from the state to bolster safety and mental health programs

In the spring, students in the Highlands will have roaming access to health and hygiene supplies, clothing and classroom items to increase their chances of success in school. The mobile support station will be funded by a $270,000 state grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Program that was …

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Study: Ophthalmology residency programs in the United States rank last for diversity

Study: Ophthalmology residency programs in the United States rank last for diversity

A UC Davis Health study1 On the racial and ethnic makeup of residency programs in the United States, ophthalmology programs rank last in recruiting underrepresented minority groups compared to other specialties. “We know from previous research that a diverse physician workforce that reflects our patient population can lead to reduced health care disparities, better access …

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Mental health programs to kick off in some suburbs after voters approve property tax hikes

Mental health programs to kick off in some suburbs after voters approve property tax hikes

State-subsidized medical counseling, therapy and care will soon be available in some Chicago suburbs after voters approve property taxes for new mental health programs. The mental health councils were approved by referendum Tuesday in the townships of Schaumburg, Wheeling and Vernon, three townships in DuPage County and for all of Will County. Voters narrowly rejected …

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