2 results for month: 08/2016


International Overdose Awareness Day: 7 Things to Know

Every year on August 31, people around the world observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). IOAD is a time to educate yourself and others about drug overdose, to learn how to prevent overdose-related deaths, and to remember those we have lost. There are also IOAD events taking place around the country and around the world. Here are seven things you should know about fatal drug overdose and how to prevent it: 47,055 people died of drug overdose in the United States in 2014. That’s about 15 people for every 100,000 in the country — a 6.5% increase over the previous year. Worldwide, up to 231,000 people die from drug overdose ...

CHCANYS honors two health providers whose names you should know

You know how when you meet some people, there's a spark inside of them? You can almost feel it? That's how I feel about working with Lisa Hood and Phil Gyura. Two weeks ago, they were honored by CHCANYS—the Community Health Care Association of New York State—as part of a Health Care for the Homeless Celebration during Community Health Center Week. Lisa engages clients with a level of professionalism that everyone deserves, but that too few who find themselves struggling with the issues related to homelessness receive. Her professional standard is an example to her colleagues and conveys to clients, staff, and supervisors, a message that we ...