This week we've been seeing a lot of news stories focusing on the opioid epidemic in rural and suburban areas of America.
Al Jazeera America ran a story on the suburban drug epidemic this week focusing on the sharp 200% increase in heroin deaths since the
Dr. Dombrowski's recent work in Puerto Rico and Alaska is highlighted in a new report by the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development.
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The Developing Effective Proximal Care to Prevent Rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide project, developed by Dr. Lisa Wexler at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Dr. Kirk Dombrowski here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was recently featured in the Alaska Dispatch News.
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Colleen Syron created another fantastic video about the Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico project. Check it out below![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) has just published a new white paper, "Modernizing Public Health to Meet the Needs of People Who Use Drugs: Affordable Care Act Opportunities".
Check out the full paper here!
Buenos dias, readers! We have just come back from Phase 2 field training in beautiful Puerto Rico!
Phase 2 of the Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico project will proceed with many of the same protocols that we utilized during Phase 1--HIV rapid testing, Hepatitis
The Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico project is moving along full steam ahead.
The project began Phase 1 of data collection in April 2015 and finished in June 2015. During Phase 1, the field team collected 315 computer assisted personal interviews, HIV rapid tests,
Dr. Whitbeck and the REACH team will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read the full story on UNL
Dr. Dombrowski spent last week in Bankok, Thailand attending the 3rd World Health Organization/UN AIDS Global HIV Consultation conference. This conference happens once every 5 years to set the HIV Surveillance agenda for the next 5 years. The focus is on creating a uniform set of