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Enhancing Health Care Protections for LGBT Individuals

Throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. When we are sick or injured, we depend on health care professionals to treat us with competence, compassion, and the understanding that we are protected […]

Helping victims of childhood trauma heal and recover

Helping victims of childhood trauma heal and recover

By: Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Far too many children—especially those known to the child welfare system—have experienced trauma related to neglect, exposure to violence, physical and sexual abuse, and psychological maltreatment.  Rates of trauma exposure, for example, are approximately 90% among children in foster care. But despite the amazing […]

What Needs to Happen After Detox?

What Needs to Happen After Detox?

Substance abuse and dependence have grown in the United States and throughout the world. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 23.1 million Americans in 2008 have required assistance with substance abuse or dependence beginning at age 12 and older.  However, only approximately four million people received treatment for their substance […]

Project Evolve: More Opportunities for Your Participation and Feedback

By Marla Hendriksson, Director of SAMHSA Office of Communications   SAMHSA’s Project Evolve continues to move toward a new improved SAMHSA.gov.  The “customer first” approach strives to ensure that SAMHSA.gov users are an integral part of the process with feedback driving improvements to SAMHSA.gov.  We need your feedback to help us organize the lower level […]

Smoking Rates High Among Persons with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

By: Doug Tipperman, SAMHSA Lead Public Health Advisor   Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US.  Despite overall declines in smoking, people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders smoke at significantly higher rates than the rest of the population.  As a result, many of them will […]

Affordable Care Act Third Anniversary

By: Suzanne Fields, MSW, LICSW, Senior Advisor on Health Care Financing   Each day we wake up to the news, we are reminded of the compelling reasons why affordable care is a fundamental necessity.  Behind every statistic is a real life story that affects us all in one way or another.  Almost half of Americans […]

SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee Meetings – April 10, 11, 12

You are invited to attend SAMHSA’s April Advisory Committee Meetings. All meetings are open to the public and can be found on the registration page.   April 10, 2013 | SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services Meeting, Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator, Chair 9 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and may also be accessed via […]

Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill – New York Times

Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill – New York Times

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available, […]

Obama to propose changes to Medicare and Social Security in new budget – CNN

Obama to propose changes to Medicare and Social Security in new budget – CNN

  Obama pushed this plan before in talks with House Speaker John Boehner Official: Plan would include $ 400 billion in savings to Medicare over 10 years The budget “will show how we can invest in the things we need to grow our economy,” official says (CNN) — President Barack Obama’s upcoming budget will include […]

Volunteer who heard missing hiker’s shouts credits ‘amazing’ luck – Los Angeles Times

Volunteer who heard missing hiker’s shouts credits ‘amazing’ luck – Los Angeles Times

A volunteer hiker who heard the cries for help from missing hiker Nicolas Cendoya credited “an amazing amount of luck” for the rescue. Ted Sindzinski said he spent Wednesday hiking in the area and decided to join the volunteers searching for Cendoya and Kyndall Jack, 18. He joined up with a friend of the pair […]

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