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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched an online locator for individuals seeking access to monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatment for COVID-19. “Monoclonal antibodies treatments are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. Monoclonal antibodies treatments are given to help treat patients with COVID-19”. Individuals can use the interactive map or search for locations that have received the various therapeutic treatments. This data is based on shipments reported by the distributor, and is not a guarantee of availability. Note: Patients should coordinate with their respective physician or care provider before contacting a location to receive treatment. A call center is available to answer questions and provide information related to monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments at the following phone numbers: 1-877-332-6585 (English Language); 1-877-366-0310 (Spanish Language)
Posted 8/25/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
Created by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) is an interstate compact that facilitates the practice of psychology using telecommunications technologies (telepsychology) and/or temporary in-person, face-to-face psychological practice.
Posted 7/19/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
Drug overdose deaths in the United States hit a record high in 2017, with an estimated 72,000 deaths. Over two-thirds of those deaths, roughly 47,600, were due to opioids.These staggering numbers continued in 2018, as over 67,000 drug overdose deaths occurred, and opioids were involved in rough 46,800 of those overdose deaths. This roadmap highlights existing state efforts and serves as a policy development tool for Governors and state officials seeking to improve coordination and bolster existing efforts across state agencies to address OUD among people involved in the justice system by expanding access to evidence-based medications.
Posted 5/12/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
Drug overdose is a continuing epidemic that claimed the lives of over 67,000 Americans in 2018. Opioids, either alone or in combination with other substances, were responsible for approximately 70% of these deaths. Many of these lost lives and other opioid-related harms are preventable through the timely administration of the opioid reversal drug naloxone and, where appropriate, other follow-up care.
Posted 4/21/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has expanded its definition of persons authorized to give the vaccine. These include, among others, current and retired traditional and non-traditional health care professionals, and students in health care programs.
Posted 3/23/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The Washington County Substance Abuse Regional Partnership located in Central Vermont conducted a COVID-19 Impact Survey in January 2021 of OUD populations. They are happy to share their survey instruments as templates. The three templates include surveys intended for 1. People who use drugs (PWUD), 2. People receiving treatment in MAT programs, and 3. People in recovery. The coalition welcomes all grantees to use and edit them as needed to modify for their partner organizations and sites.
Posted 3/10/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) is a comprehensive assessment of the threat posed to the United States by the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs, the diversion and abuse of licit drugs, and the laundering of proceeds generated through illicit drug sales. It also addresses the role domestic groups, including organized violent gangs, serve in domestic drug trafficking. The most widely trafficked drugs are discussed in terms of their availability, consumption and overdose related deaths, production and cultivation, transportation, and distribution.
Posted 3/5/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The United States is facing a crisis of opioid-related overdose. At this time, more people die of overdose every year than died of AIDS at the peak of the HIV epidemic. Communities seek effective responses to prevent opioid death.
Posted 3/3/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
The National Association of State EMS Officials reports on state-level policy that allows paramedics and other first-responders to administer vaccines. Information from every state, the District of Columbia, Guam, and American Samoa as of the first week of February 2021 are represented in this report. Graphical analysis of conditions of the state level allowance as a function of scope of practice displays EMS personnel capability broken down by level of EMS personnel licensure in the states. Readers should note that these conditions continue to change, and that additional requirements may have to be met at the local/agency level before intramuscular vaccination administration can be performed.
Posted 3/2/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)
As state policymakers confront the substance use disorder (SUD) epidemic, they require a wide range of data – often found in disparate systems – to understand its impact and craft more effective treatment programs and interventions. This report explores best practices and sources for data gathering and describes how states can help communities access and use data to support local efforts.