Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.
If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.
But creating evidence-based employment programs can be tricky.
Most child welfare advocates have hailed the changes, but some states that rely heavily on group homes fear that now they won’t have enough money to pay for them.
“If we want to do this, let’s do it well,” according to Pete Weber of the Fresno Bridge Academy. “What’s being proposed needs some adjustments.”
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"If we’re going to be effective, we need to be nimble and bring the medication to them instead of asking everybody to trudge across town to get their daily dose at a fixed facility,” according to Brad Finegood, a behavioral health official in King County, Washington.
But sheriffs and police chiefs want requirements put in place that will prevent states from siphoning off much-needed funds, especially for treatment.
Despite leading the nation in accidental overdose deaths, the city is seeing economic growth and launching innovative educational programs, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.
The president’s speech in New Hampshire had a mix of bipartisan solutions, along with highly political ideas and rhetoric that could destroy broad support for his initiative.
But if budget cutters "insist on definitive proof” that fresh produce produces measurable results, “it’s not possible to give it to them,” according to Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University.
Per capita spending ranges from $3 to $34 across states.
The opioid abuse crisis may be contributing to a ‘staggering’ spike in adult protective services caseloads. And local officials fear the problem will only get worse.
Now that the Trump administration has approved work requirement waivers in two states—Kentucky and Indiana—as many as 11 more could follow.
But Jim Kenney also warns his fellow mayors that “without the help of federal and state governments in education and job training and addiction services, we’re never going to turn the corner.”
A proposal from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and many others are driven by the philosophy that government benefits should only be temporary, and that people should earn the benefits if they can.
Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.
More people died from overdoses in 2016 than died from AIDS in 1995, the peak of that crisis.
The goal is to help caregivers stay in the workforce for as long as they want to, while still helping their loved one live as healthy and independent a life as possible.
Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”
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