Public Policy/Legislation

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Emergency Medical Services Naloxone Access

The Network for Public Health Law In many opioid overdose situations, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a crucial source for the administration of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. This resource provides an overview of relevant laws and regulations for EMS... read more

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs-2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 This evidence-based guide help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. This document updates Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007. This... read more

Prevention Status Report 2013: Tobacco Use, RI

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 This report highlights the status of select policies and practices that can help Rhode Island prevent or reduce smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. These policies and practices include increasing state cigarette... read more

Prevention Status Report 2013: Prescription Drug Overdose, Rhode Island

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 Deaths from prescription drug overdoses, particularly overdoses of prescription painkillers, have skyrocketed over the past decade.  CDC and other agencies are working to identify and evaluate interventions to reduce... read more

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