Research presented this month at the American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults. The study found that young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol were less likely to achieve adult life goals, defined by the study as educational achievement, full-time employment, marriage, and social economic potential.
If you currently use the CPI Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Consequence Data Toolkit in your work, this 35-video tutorial series will help you deepen your understanding and skills. The tutorial series is designed to support county Prevention Coordinators and others who use the toolkit.
DHCS released several resources to facilitate the field’s transition from CalOMS to PPSDS (Primary Prevention SUD Data Service). These new supports include an Annual Progress Report Template, Frequently Asked Questions about PPSDS, and information about the PPSDS Onsite Trainings held throughout the month.
We are pleased to share the training materials from the 2017 CPI Regional Trainings, held in Long Beach and Sacramento this summer. Hundreds of SUD professionals and community agency representatives attend the no-cost Regional Trainings each year to focus on core prevention topics.
The CDPH launched Let’s Talk Cannabis to raise public awareness about cannabis laws and safe use with evidence-based, easy-to-understand information. It includes FAQs and factsheets specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and youth, as well as a Spanish-language section.
DHCS has released two new resources to support the counties’ transition from the CalOMS Pv data collection service to the new PPSDS (Primary Prevention SUD Data Service) data collection service.
To prepare for the Regional Trainings, CPI developed four prerequisite webinars that provide details on the CLAS Standards. The first two CLAS webinars, “Introduction to Cultural Competence” and “Introduction to CLAS and the First Four Standards: Governance, Leadership, and Workforce (CLAS Standards 2-4)” are archived and available for viewing.
Visit the California Cannabis Portal for information about cannabis laws and safety in California. The Portal contains an FAQ section, news, and resources. The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation support and maintain the website.
Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Policy and Prevention Branch (PPB) is excited to introduce its new primary prevention data collection and reporting service (PPSDS) that will replace the existing CalOMS Pv. The PPB looks forward to working with its stakeholders as they transition from the old service to the new.
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment approaches are utilized in a variety of care settings. The 2017 SARC no-cost training series seeks to increase the number of primary care providers to broaden the effective use and implementation of SBIRT throughout California. This training is co-sponsored by DHCS and fulfills the 4-hour SBIRT training requirement. Pre-registration is required.