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03.30.20

COVID-19: A global threat with no prescribed solution

By Lidiya Teklemariam

As we all have been following the news on COVID-19 spread, our everyday thoughts and concerns are mostly similar. We’re always up to hear about the number of total cases, deaths, and recoveries; what the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying, and what mechanisms are in place for how we deal with our daily circumstances. […]

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03.30.20

EXPANDING ACCESS TO M-OUD IN DRUG TREATMENT COURTS MUST INCLUDE EXPANSION OF COMMUNITY-BASED TREATMENT CENTERS

By O’Neill Institute

Written by Sonia Canzater, Senior Associate, and Regina LaBelle, Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative. Treatment courts (also known as drug courts), provide alternatives to incarceration and access to treatment for justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders.  The more than 3,000 treatment courts across the country reflect their local communities, communities that too […]

Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

03.27.20

A Public Health Framework for Implementing Economic and Social Supports

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Senior Scholar, John Monahan.   A Public Health Framework for Implementing Economic and Social Supports Now that President Trump has signed a $2 trillion-plus Coronavirus response law (along with two other pandemic-related funding bills earlier this month), attention will rightly shift to federal, state, and county agencies charged […]

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03.26.20

O’Neill Institute Releases Publication on the USPSTF PrEP Recommendation

By Sean Bland

Today, the O’Neill Institute released a new publication, Quick Take: The USPSTF PrEP Recommendation. The Quick Take discusses the final recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and why the PrEP recommendation matters. It was written by me and Jeffrey S. Crowley, Program Director of the O’Neill Institute’s Infectious Disease […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

03.25.20

(Re)Introducing the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative

By Matthew Kavanagh

Our team is excited to share a new name for our continued work at the intersection of global public health, law, policy, and governance. Our focus has evolved and expanded to look comparatively and internationally at the rules, both formal and informal, that govern health, with particular attention to aid, rights, equity, and structures for […]

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03.20.20

An International Perspective on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Jails and Prisons

By Margherita Cinà

Co-written by Margherita Cinà (Fellow) and Regina LaBelle (Program Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative). As jails and prisons across the United States continue to provide limited and fragmented medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder, it is worth looking beyond these borders to see what treatments for people in correctional settings are available […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

03.20.20

Drug Courts and COVID-19

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Regina LaBelle and Shelly Weizman Given the increasing rates of confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide and CDC guidance, courts across the country have suspended operations and many, such as Vermont and Pennsylvania, have declared judicial emergencies. Such judicial emergencies allow for an orderly suspension of court operations, delaying deadlines and […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

03.18.20

The Multi-faceted Shocks of Pandemics

By Lidiya Teklemariam

As each day brings news about new and additional measures against COVID-19 spread, it opens our eyes to see how we face all significant and small changes and challenges that I describe as multi-faceted shocks. While these changes and challenges are expected in any pandemic situation, COVID-19 is a live example of all human life […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

03.16.20

The Coronavirus Response Act Has a Deadly Loophole

By Lawrence Gostin

On Friday, President Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act and invoked the Stafford Act, measures that could provide a much needed lifeline for ill-prepared and underfunded state and local health agencies at the front lines of the pandemic. The actions unlock $42 billion from the Disaster Emergency Relief Fund, and […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

03.13.20

The Role of Marketing Campaigns in the Beat of Non-Communicable Diseases

By Delfina Scagliotti

  It is common knowledge that, sugar consumption is linked to obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to be done for food companies to adopt responsible marketing campaigns. According to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), unregulated marketing of unhealthy foods contributes to childhood obesity, and, in order to beat Non-communicable […]

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