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President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-26

According to the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies, last week "President Trump's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held a teleconference to discuss the Opioid Commission's work and included participants from nine national non-profit organizations as well senior members of the Trump administration.” This comes after President Donald Trump’s Executive Order in March. Any member of the public can submit comments for the Commission’s consideration via email at

The BLOCK Project: Where Health & Housing Intersect

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-26

ChangeLab Solutions has introduced The BLOCK Project. This new initiative explores the intersection of housing and health.

Reporting Outcomes for Pregnancies with Possible Zika virus infection

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-06-23

Reporting outcomes from pregnancies in the US territories

CDC has resumed reporting outcomes for pregnancies with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection in the US territories and freely associated states. The data are from the Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registries, which include all US states, territories, and freely associated states.

CDC’s Review to Action Website Promotes Range of Resources to Support Maternal Mortality Review Committees

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-19

The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health has released the Review to Action website. This website promotes the state-based maternal mortality review process as “the best way to measure and reduce pregnancy-related deaths”. While serving as a resource for best practices in maternal mortality review, the website also supports the translation of findings into action.


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