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Supportive prenatal substance use policies that created/funded targeted substance use disorder treatment programs led to reductions in opioid overdoses and increases in the use of opioid use disorder medications for pregnant people.
Policies criminalizing maternal substance use or classifying it as child maltreatment are associated with an 18.9% increase in infant maltreatment reports, which may lead to a fear of experiencing child protective services in
Supportive prenatal substance use policies are those in which pregnant people are provided access to treatment or other support programs. Such policies lead to better outcomes for babies: preterm births and low birth weight births both decreased by 2%.
Drs. Liana Winett and Jeff Neiderdeppe discuss their findings from there narrative studies around early childcare and education with state legislators and the general public with Shel Holtz of the FIR Podcast Network.
Supplementing with K-12 student education with programs, such as those developed by Generation Citizen, that encourage community and civic engagement in a non-partisan way can provide students with "a local focus, inclusive, diverse learning environments, and access to communities."
Students exposed to The Bigger Picture curriculum were more likely to identify that diabetes is not just an individual problem, but a structural problem with environmental, historical, political, and sociocultural roots.
In an ABCNews video featuring a number of experts, E4A grantee Claire Boine, discusses which policies most gun-owners agree on and highlights where common ground may be found.