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  • Bad Blood Series (New York Times) By: New York Times Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: January 2006 Type: Resources, Article

    The New York Times did a series on diabetes in New York City in January 2006. These articles report on the costs of this epidemic both in terms of health care expenditures and in reduced quality of life.

  • Serious Mental Illness and Its Co-Occurrence with Substance Use Disorders By: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: June 2004 Type: Resources, Report

    This report presents information on the prevalence and treatment of serious mental illness and their association with substance use based on the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The survey, formerly known as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), is a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • New York Physical Activity Report By: New York State Department of Health Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: March 2003 Type: Resources, Data Set, Report

    The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an annual statewide telephone surveillance system designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This report presents findings for New York State on physical activity, an important component of diabetes prevention and management.

  • Community Health Profiles NYC Neighborhoods By: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: March 2003 Type: Resources, Data Set

    Drawing from the Community Health Survey, these neighborhood profiles provide neighborhood level data on overweight and obesity, access to care, poverty rates, and levels of physical activity--all of which contribute to the diabetes prevalence.

  • Report to Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Disorders By: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: November 2002 Type: Resources, Report

    The United States Congress called on the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to prepare a report outlining the scope of co-occurring disorders, current treatment approaches, best practice models, and prevention efforts.

  • Role of Social Disadvantage in Crime, Joblessness, and Homelesness Among Persons with Serious Mental Illness By: University of Pennsylvania Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: May 2002 Type: Resources, Article

    Research on mental illness in relation to social problems, such as crime, unemployment, and homelessness, often ignores the broader social context in which mental illness is embedded. Policy, research, and practice will be improved if greater attention is given to the social context.

  • Iraq War Clinician Guide for Mental Health Professionals VA National Center on PTSD By: The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Department of Defense Priority Areas: Veterans' Health Date: March 2002 Type: Resources

    The Iraq War Clinician Guide was developed by members of the VA National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Department of Defense. It was developed specifically for clinicians and addresses the unique needs of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans. It is essential that all health care professionals—civilian or military—who care for casualties from Operation Iraqi Freedom have at least rudimentary and relevant military knowledge.

  • NASADAD - National Dialogue on Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse By: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors and the National Association of Stat Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 1998 Type: Resources, White Paper

    In 1998, the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), in collaboration with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), convened state-level directors from alcohol and drug abuse agencies, mental health commissioners, expert panelists in mental health, and Federal officials to discuss opportunities and challenges to addressing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

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