Michigan, which has long been recognized as an innovator in inmate health care, is expanding its Medicaid program. Officials here say that funding could help cover the needs of some seriously ill inmates as well as provide new coverage for released offenders, which could be a valuable tool in curbing recidivism.
More than 30,000 King County homes have a loaded and unlocked firearm.
More than 5,000 of King County’s children live in homes where firearms are loaded and unlocked.
The risk of a youth suicide in King County is nine times higher in homes where firearms are kept unlocked,
State spending on prisoner health care increased in 42 states between 2001 and 2008, with a median growth of 52 percent, according to a new report. The primary driver of the cost spike — bigger and older prison populations.
The stereotype of caring for a family member is that it’s so stressful it harms the caregiver’s health. But that’s not necessarily so . . .
No one can tally the full cost of caring for veterans with life-lasting wounds, but the financial price — immeasurable compared to the emotional toll on vets and their families — will increase as they age.
More and more elderly Americans are choosing to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, which have sprung up as an alternative to nursing homes. But is this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry putting seniors at risk? In a major investigation, ProPublica and PBS’ FRONTLINE examines the operations of the nation’s largest assisted living company, raising questions about the drive for profits and fatal lapses in care.
Washington State seniors are active: Washington has one of the lowest physical inactivity rates in the U.S. at 23.4 percent of adults aged 65 and older who are inactive. But community spending to support seniors was low and many seniors have difficulty obtaining drug coverage.
Developmentally delayed teens are at a much higher risk of sexual assault than their non-delayed peers; the numbers are both depressing and well-validated.
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By Jen Brown, RN, BSN
This article first appeared on Seattle Children’s Teenology 101 blog.
I thought Part 7 was my last post in the series, but the media response to the sentencing of the two rapists in the Steubenville case has been so outrageous that I’m going to tack on a postscript here.
One of the first [...]
If one teen had chosen to call the police when they saw what was happening during the Steubenville incident, the victim’s assaults- or at least some of them- might never have happened.
It’s vital that you have a frank discussion with your teen about sexual assault, and the media coverage of the Steubenville incident gives parents a perfect opportunity to bring it up.
While ombudsmen in some states maintain their autonomy, in other states conflicts have erupted and government officials have been accused of trying to muzzle ombudsmen, especially when they publicly disagree with state policies or battle industry officials.
Bush administration proposed legislation that would require all states to share the names of residents involuntarily committed to mental health facilities. The information would be provided to a Federal Bureau of Investigation database. The idea, in part, was to help gun dealers get important information about whether potential customers were mentally ill.
Mental health advocates are buoyed by the attention given to an issue they say has been ignored for far too long.
The grant will provide $650,000 per year to support the operation of a new clinic focused on the area of North Seattle from Lake Union to the King County northern border, including the residents of 22 public housing communities.