Anti-Drug PSAs: Do They Work?

April 29, 2013 0

Good article from NPR on the history and effectiveness of anti-drug PSA’s from the seminal video where the eggs break! Here is the link to the article and a blast from the past PSA style!

“Top 10” safety list for parents during prom & graduation season…

April 23, 2013 0

Which one of these should not belong? Remember, as a parent you do influence your teens. By setting rules and the consequences for breaking those rules, you are acting responsibly as a parent, and not as their friend, to help ensure your teen stays safe. A week or so before the event, talk with your teen about his or her plan for the prom/party. Make sure you know who is involved, where they are going […]

Coming Soon– National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 19, 2013 0

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected […]

Good Samaritan Overdose Response Laws: Lessons Learned from Washington State

April 11, 2013 0

Illinois passed a similar law in 2010. Drug overdoses persist as a major cause of preventable death. Calling 911 during an overdose can mean the difference between life and death, but witnesses sometimes do not call because they perceive that they may be arrested.  Proponents of drug overdose Good Samaritan laws aim to address this concern by providing limited immunity to overdose witnesses and victims.  Opponents argue that immunity will provide a “get-out-of-jail-free card” and […]

National Public Health Week April 1-7

April 2, 2013 0

What is the value of a strong public health system? The answers are quite literally all around us: in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the places where we live, learn, work and play. Yesterday marked the beginning of National Public Health Week, an annual celebration organized by the American Public Health Association every April. This year’s theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” highlights the return […]