New Informational Tools
The Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (AR-SEOW) recently posted new resources on the PreventionWorks website. Informational tools created through AR-SEOW highlight substance use data. All tools are available for download from the website, or you can request free printed versions through the website or by contacting us.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. 2017’s – “It’s Time to Talk About It” – aims to highlight eating disorders, remove the stigma associated with them, and to put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. For more information visit the National Eating Disorders Association website and follow using the hashtag #NEDAwareness.
Top 5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
Did you know?
A revised statistical brief published by the Healthcare Data and Utilization Project showed that in 2014, Arkansas had a rate of 139.3 inpatient hospital stays per 100,000 people that were related to opiate use. This rate has increased by more than 23 percent between 2009 and 2014.
A recent study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found a 17 percent overall reduction in the number of children visiting emergency departments in metropolitan areas following indoor smoking bans. More information can be found in this article.
Adult arrests for DUI in Arkansas have decreased every year since 2008 when the rate was 6.1 per 1,000 population age 18 and older. This number was down to 3.1 per 1,000 population age 18 and older in 2014.
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