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Social impact bonds for public health programs

...communications at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University where he also serves as project manager for the annual State Competitiveness Report and Index. Read his past columns here. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/23/social-impact-bonds-for-public-health-programs/

Baker administration to ramp up addiction solutions

...among doctors and patients about the addictive dangers of the drugs,” according to the report. “We’re all in,” Sudders said. Contact Kara Bettis at [email protected] or on Twitter @karabettis NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/23/baker-administration-to-ramp-up-addiction-solutions/

Maine Gov. threatens to end food stamps over fight with Feds

...Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected] NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/23/maine-gov-threatens-to-end-food-stamps-over-fight-with-feds/

Bay State could be third to raise tobacco age to 21

...is.” Lewis is optimistic that Massachusetts will join California and Hawaii in raising the lawful tobacco purchasing age to 21. “I envision strong support in the House,” Lewis said. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/22/bay-state-could-be-third-to-raise-tobacco-age-to-21/

New England states receive high marks for child well-being

...in economic well-being, first in education, fourth in health, and eighth in family and community. See how your state ranks on the Kids Count Index in each category here. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/22/new-england-states-receive-high-marks-for-child-well-being/

Rep. DeLauro: Fight ‘Big Soda’ and tax each teaspoon of sugar

...to our health.” The SWEET Act was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee in 2015. — Written by Eric Scheiner NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/22/rep-delauro-fight-big-soda-and-tax-each-teaspoon-of-sugar/

Survey of Colorado teens stirs Massachusetts marijuana legalization debate

...a relatively higher rate of pot usage among teenagers in Colorado compared with other states before and after legalization. — Written by Matt Murphy Copyright State House News Service NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/21/survey-of-colorado-teens-stirs-massachusetts-marijuana-legalization-debate/

To fight antibiotic resistance, we need to fight bad prescribing habits

...and drive the solutions down to where the problem started, the patient-provider relationship. John Gums, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Florida NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/21/to-fight-antibiotic-resistance-we-need-to-fight-bad-prescribing-habits/

Recovery schools for addicted teens on the rise

...and that it likely wouldn’t have been possible if not for the Madison school. “I’m making sober friends,” Petri said. “That’s a really important part of sobriety for me.” NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/20/recovery-schools-for-addicted-teens-on-the-rise/

Report highlights challenges for Boston’s elders

...and religious institutions to consider how changes in policies and practices can enhance the quality of life of the city’s older residents. To read the full report, click here. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/16/report-highlights-challenges-for-bostons-elders/

Washington takes aim at New England opioid epidemic

...excluded, the number attributed to prescription painkillers was about 19,000, a nearly 20 percent increase from the previous year. Contact Kara Bettis at [email protected] or on Twitter @karabettis . NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/16/washington-takes-aim-at-new-england-opioid-epidemic/