Policy Updates 9/23/2022
- Mental Health Care
What Does Behavioral Health Look Like in the U.S.?
Integrating Behavioral Health to Make Access More Equitable
After Student’s Death, LAUSD Will Stock Naloxone: Los Angeles public schools will stock campuses with the overdose reversal drug naloxone in the aftermath of a student’s death at Bernstein High School, putting the nation’s second-largest school system on the leading edge of a strategy increasingly favored by public health experts. Read more from the Los Angeles Times and Southern California News Group.
KHN: Many Refugees Dealing With Trauma Face Obstacles To Mental Health Care
USA Today: Adderall Shortage 2022: Limited Supplies Hit Two More US Drug Makers
Newsweek: Antidepressants Work Better Than Sugar Pills Only 15 Percent Of The Time
Bloomberg: Kids Born After A Natural Disaster More Likely To Have Anxiety, Depression, Study Shows
Newsom Vetoes Kids' Mental Health Bill: California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday vetoed a bill that aimed to help children with private insurance access mental health care at school, saying the program would cost too much. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle and CalMatters.
AP: US Adults Should Get Routine Anxiety Screening, Panel Says
The Hill: Nearly 1 In 10 Americans Suffer From Depression, Study Says
Los Angeles Times: Proposition 31 Will Let Voters Decide Whether They Want To Ban Flavored Tobacco Products
KHN: Shattered Dreams And Bills In The Millions: Losing A Baby In America
CNBC: WHO Warns Ability To Identify New Covid Variants Is Diminishing
Reuters: COVID Raises Risk Of Long-Term Brain Injury, Large U.S. Study Finds
KHN: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Declares The Pandemic ‘Over’
Bloomberg: Covid 19 Infection Linked To More Type 1 Diabetes In Kids And Teens
The New York Times: Biden Says The Pandemic Is Over. But At Least 400 People Are Dying Daily.
NBC News: Covid Will Be A Leading Cause Of Death Indefinitely In The U.S.
Californians were far less likely to die from covid in the first seven months of 2022 than during the first two years of the pandemic. Still, the virus remained among the state’s leading causes of death in July, outpacing diabetes, accidental death, and a host of debilitating diseases. We break down who’s at risk. (Phillip Reese, 9/20 )
Los Angeles Times: California Ends COVID Test Mandate For Unvaccinated Workers
Los Angeles Times: California Easing COVID-19 Mask Recommendations
AP: White House: GOP Abortion Ban Would Mean A Nationwide Crisis
USA Today: CDC Analysis Shows More Than 80% Of US Maternal Deaths Are Preventable
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USA Today: Black, Hispanic Kids Suffer More From Asthma. High Heat Makes It Worse
Terminally ill children, unlike adults, can get hospice services while continuing to receive life-extending or curative care. More than a decade after the inception of the federal policy, it is widely credited with improving the quality of life for ailing children and their families, even as some parents find themselves in a painful stasis. (Bernard J. Wolfson, 9/22 )
AP: Study: Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Get Stroke Screen, Care
Becker's Hospital Review: Omicron Boosters For Kids Expected By Mid-October: CDC
Stateline: More Children Have Gained Health Insurance During Pandemic
The Hill: Federal Judge Strikes Down Biden Administration’s Head Start Vaccine, Mask Mandate
California Takes Big Step To Curb Gun Violence Epidemic: California will soon be the only state in the nation to have a governmental office committed to preventing gun violence by keeping firearms away from “dangerous individuals,” state officials said Wednesday. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post.
Becker's Hospital Review: US Healthcare Workers More Emotionally Exhausted Amid Pandemic, Study Says
The Colorado Sun: Young Teens In Foster Care Don’t Know About Birth Control
Bloomberg: STDs Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea Increased In US In 2021
CalMatters: Red Flag Laws: When Should Police Take Guns Away?
The Wall Street Journal: FDA Baby Formula Oversight Is Criticized In Internal Review
KHN: Formula May Be Right For Infants, But Experts Warn That Toddlers Don’t Need It