Click here to download a community toolkit from the Office of the U. S. Surgeon General for addressing health misinformation--information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading according to the best available evidence at the time.
Criminal drug networks are flooding the U.S. with deadly fake pills. Use this fact sheet from the DEA to talk to your teens and others about the dangers of counterfeit pills. Family after family is learning, through tragedy, that one pill can kill. https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2021-12/DEA-OPCK_FactSheet_December%202021.pdf
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on November 1 the release of the new HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy, designed to increase access to the full range of care and services for individuals who use substances that cause overdose, and their families. This new strategy focuses on the multiple substances involved in overdose and the diverse treatment approaches for substance use disorder.
Physician Wellness and Resources
(from NCMS Morning Rounds)
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day was September 17. Physicians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. It's not too late to learn the signs, start conversations, understand the underlying barriers and share the resources that can help those in distress see mental health care.
We know the health care system is changing rapidly and for some physicians this is at great personal cost — loss of job satisfaction, burnout, clinical depression and, the worst-case scenario, suicide. As your professional society, we believe YOUR well-being is paramount.
With your help, we’re ready to devote significant resources to YOUR well-being to help you rediscover the joy of practicing medicine and the beauty of reconnecting with your patients.
We’re initially focusing our efforts in the following areas:
Websites:North Carolina Institute of Medicine