public health policy

WEBINAR: 'Mental Health Systems' Response to Public Health Emergencies.'

Webinar, United States,

Public health emergencies can render several challenges for mental health facilities' capacity to provide care to the populations they serve. Administrators and providers can take crucial steps to prepare for these emergencies and respond when they occur.

Implementing the European Action Plan on Alcohol

Despite efforts to reduce concerning levels of alcohol consumption in Europe through adopting the WHO European Action Plan on Alcohol (EAPA), the region continues to have the highest prevalence of drinkers, heavy episodic drinking, alcohol consumption per capita, and the lowest proportion of abstainers, compared with other regions around the world. Efforts to introduce policies that prevent and control non-communicable diseases are frequently hampered by trade agreements, conflicting economic interests, or the challenges of controlling

Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland's Alcohol and Drug Treatment Strategy

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Scottish Government
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The Scottish Government has released the new Alcohol and Drugs Strategy, which aims to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths. There were a record 934 drugs-related deaths in Scotland in 2017, a figure that has almos

The Global Drug Survey for 2019

The Global Drug Survey for 2019 (GDS2019) was launched on the 29th of October. The Global Drug Survey is the largest drug survey in the world and over the years has helped increase the understanding of drug trends and the real-life harms facing people who take drugs. The GDS2019 is translated into 20 languages, with partners in over 35 countries. The Global Drug Survey for 2019 is calling for people to take part now! This

Smoking and Obesity in Chile’s Third National Health Survey

Bachelet VC, Lanas F. Smoking and obesity in Chile’s Third National Health Survey: light and shade. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e132.
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The Chilean Ministry of Health recently disclosed the first results of the 2016–2017 National Health Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Salud, ENS). The survey was cross-sectional and used a multistage stratified random sampling strategy resulting in a final sample of 6 233 persons ≥ 15 years old, with national, regional, and urban/rural representativeness.