RI BHDDH Prevention Initiatives: Evaluation Summary 2021

Community Research & Services Team, December 2021 This report summarizes the evaluation findings of Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) prevention initiatives. read more

Recommended Terminology for Substance Use Disorders in the Care of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

A new policy statement developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides recommendations for pediatricians, media, policymakers, and government agencies with medically accurate, person-first, and nonstigmatizing terminology around substance use. Also... read more

Rhode Island Regional Prevention Task Force Coalitions: A Guide to the Community Needs Assessment

RIPRC, October 4, 2021 Regional Prevention Task Force (RPTF) Coalitions, funded by the RI Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) under the Rhode Island Substance Abuse Prevention Act (RISAPA), are required to conduct an... read more

Prevention Research Articles January – March 2022

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc., April 2022 This list compiles prevention research published between January – March 2022. read more

Rhode Island Substance Abuse Prevention: Workforce Development Plan 2021 – 2025

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 2021 BHDDH is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, education, and training of its substance abuse prevention professionals and to improving the quality of our workforce.... read more

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