The National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sherriff’s Association (NSA) joint task force explores the impacts of the national mental and behavioral health crisis and the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Achievement Awards. The NACo Health Team would like to specifically recognize the winners in the category of health and, in doing so, highlight a sample of those awarded:
In an 1879 Lancet article, the author discussed the use of the telephone to reduce the number of unnecessary doctor visits. In the 1950s the use of closed-circuit televisions was envisioned by many as the way that Americans would conduct psychiatric consultations in the not-too-distant future.
WASHINGTON – The nation’s opioid epidemic has disproportionately impacted Appalachia’s 420 counties, imposing adverse effects on county residents and government. At the turn of the millennium, the opioid overdose death rate for Appalachian counties was roughly equal to the rest of the country.
Across the nation, communities are suffering from rampant opioid misuse and overdose rates, and the 420 counties in the Appalachian region of the eastern U.S. have been disproportionately impacted by this epidemic of addiction.