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This toolkit provides tactical and technical guidance for developing a new HIS policy. The technical guidance can also be used to update and revise an existing HIS policy.
In partnership with harm reduction colleagues, we have developed guidance for syringe services/harm reduction providers and safer drug use in the COVID-19 outbreak.
STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) has published new analyses that show Philip Morris International is addicting new users to its IQOS product because its cigarette business is under threat, not because it solely wants smokers to quit. According to “Addiction at Any Cost: Philip Morris International Uncovered,” PMI also continues marketing its cigarettes to young people and undermining global progress to reduce smoking.
The Overdose Prevention Program partnered with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Health in Justice Action Lab, and other stakeholders to deliver a first-of-its-kind training on criminal defense against drug overdose homicide cases in Pennsylvania. The curriculum and presentation materials from the training are available, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has a useful resource page on drug overdose homicide.
In collaboration with the Hospital and Healthsystems Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians, and the Healthcare Improvement Foundation, Vital Strategies is working to reduce overdose deaths in Pennsylvania by working with hospitals across the state to standardize and adopt best practices. Archived webinars and additional resources are available to the public through the network’s resources page.
Vital Strategies and the National Council for Behavioral Health have developed a toolkit to help jails and prisons implement and expand access to medications for opioid use disorder, such as methadone and buprenorphine, for incarcerated people struggling with opioid dependence.
This guide fast-tracks proven approaches and innovations for rapid air quality improvements. It is created for government officials, their partners and other stakeholders developing clean air programs for cities and other urban areas in low and middle income countries.
This article summarizes lessons learned in the first 2 years of the Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) hypertension management program, operated in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners.
Of the approximately 1.4 billion people with hypertension worldwide, only about one in seven has their blood pressure successfully treated and adequately controlled.
Preventable noncommunicable diseases, mostly cardiovascular diseases, are responsible for 38 million deaths annually. A few well-documented interventions have the potential to prevent many of these deaths, but a large proportion of the population in need does not have access to these interventions.