Two community health workers from the Oklahoma City-County Health Department are working to link high-need defendants with community services.
Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Alabama have all asked the Trump administration to allow them to implement work requirements.
A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.
The localities use CanaRx to connect their workers with pharmacies in Canada and other places to fill prescriptions.
The increase is temporary as state officials determine a permanent cap that will keep pace with growing patient enrollment.
New research found that homelessness among students in New York City varied widely depending on geography and ethnicity.
States are using new campaigns, including online ads, to recruit foster parents.
By imposing harsh restrictions on when students can use the restroom, educators are teaching kids to ignore their bladder.
Gallup releases its latest index on the topic, based on over 100,000 survey responses.
Syphilis among newborns can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems such as blindness or deafness.
Louisiana and Washington state are both trying to eliminate the infectious disease in their states.
The cost of raising children has gotten so overwhelming for so many families that policymakers on both the federal and state levels are floating proposals.
A Colorado county where residents are dealing with hospital and medical costs much higher than in other parts of the state is now turning to a new model to negotiate on behalf of some of the largest employers in the region.
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The number of adults with autism diagnoses is soaring, but there aren’t enough programs and services to meet the demand.
The idea of hiring professional foster parents to take care of children is controversial, but is being tested as a solution to the shortage of families in these state systems.
Syphilis rates jumped by 73 percent overall and 156 percent for women from 2013 to 2017.
Cities could learn lessons from Cuba and Argentina about this kind of farming.
When a case is suspected, public health employees launch an exhaustive investigative process that one official called "real gumshoe work."
A case brought by the Oklahoma attorney general is expected to be the first against a drug company making prescription opioids to go to trial. A judge has ruled it can be televised.
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