Maternal and child health prevention resources

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown university compiles “Knowledge Paths,” intended to help professionals keep current on new developments and be of use to those conducting further research on various topics. The January 2007 Knowledge Path focuses on Adolescent Violence Prevention. Other Knowledge Paths include: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (July 2004), Community Services Locator: Locating Community-Based Services to Support Children and Families (June 2005), Mental Health in Children and Adolescents (May 2004), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (September 2005), and Spanish-Language Health Resources (En EspaƱol) (February 06)

Summary Evaluates Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Source: NCJRS Justice Information, 13:3, 2/1/07
In partnership with BJA [Bureau of Justice Assistance], Simeone Associates released “An Evaluation of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs,” which examines the effects of such programs on the supply and abuse of prescription drugs. (BJA)
Read the Executive Summary.
Read the full report.

Trends in the Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Source:, 1/16/2007
Trends in the Abuse of Prescription Drugs is a summary of the latest data reported by NIDA’s Community Epidemiology Work Group, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Monitoring the Future Survey, Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey, Drug Abuse Warning Network emergency department reports, Treatment Episode Data Set, drug poisoning deaths, drugs identified by toxicology laboratories reporting to the National Forensic Laboratory Information System, and sales of prescription drugs as reported by DEA. By Jane Carlisle Maxwell, Ph.D. Published by the Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
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