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. Check out the article and video below: http://research.unl.edu/annualreport/2015/searching-for-rural-drug-prevention-strategies/
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. Click here to read the
[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
Colleen Syron created this video about the Injection Risk Networks in Rural Puerto Rico project. Check it out below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK8RIMUqUSI&feature=youtu.be
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,