Health & Human Services
In most places across the country, opioid addicts can't get addiction medication in ERs. But some have started to do things differently.
“Street medicine,” which had only a few resolute practitioners when it got its start in the mid-1980s, has surged within the past decade, growing into a network of programs in over 85 cities and in 15 countries.
A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
In California, a large-scale pilot program will test the concept of "food is medicine" with a thousand patients who have congestive heart failure.
The state is the first to move forward with new requirements for beneficiaries.
A handful of states have adopted an Iowa campaign encouraging mothers to monitor fetal kicks.
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Modular housing pilot projects in King County, Washington aim to create flexible and replicable prototypes of how to expand the number of beds and provide 24/7 case management.
A recent report from the Urban Institute examined families' ability to pay for basic needs.
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The decision was sparked by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections in the county.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another real-life test for quake early-warning tech … Vermont leaders see a hotspot for blockchain … and a not-so-secret “secret” DMV in N.C.
The map shows use of the overdose-reversing drug as reported by EMS responders, beginning in 2014.
The Integrated Benefits Initiative, a partnership between Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Nava Public Benefit Corporation, is spearheading the effort.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Outflanking New York state’s stubborn legislature … an independent auditing office for Mass. State Police … and L.A.’s new golden Gold tribute.
How a Tennessee county improved community health after the area's lone emergency department closed.
Addiction practitioners say they’re seeing more young patients who are hooked on Xanax.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trump vs. Portland’s mayor … pathway to six-figure teacher salaries in Texas … and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. scrambles after City Hall fire.
Arkansas state officials say new requirements will help people get into the workforce. Advocates, however, contend they will just kick people out of the insurance program.
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