April 24, 2020
JBS International proudly sponsored the 2020 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit and presented on three timely issues related to the opioid crisis: effective and sustainable community responses, substance misuse among older adults, and quick response teams that connect overdose survivors to healthcare and social services. Presentations are available for download.
April 14, 2020
Data from the National Agriculture Workers Survey (NAWS), a federal survey JBS conducts of more than 65,000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers, are being used by journalists and policy experts as part of the conversation about the role and needs of farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, in recent weeks as the pandemic swept the country, NAWS data were used to inform vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, the impact on farmers of â€śsmall businessâ€ť definitions, protection for essential workers, and more.
April 8, 2020
As we join together in our response to fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many of us are concerned about not knowing what the future holds, including children and adolescents. While the primary focus isâ€”and needs to beâ€”on the physical health of our nation, we must also focus on the mental health and well-being of the millions of children and youth currently living in a disrupted and unstable reality. Fortunately, telemental health services have been on the rise and provide a much-needed resource for families during this time of crisis.
April 2, 2020
As part of our work in criminal justice settings, our subject matter experts (SMEs) understand the risks of COVID-19 infection for the personnel and justice-involved individuals: those facing prosecution and pre-trial proceedings in the courthouses, placed on court-supervised probation, incarcerated in the nationâ€™s jails and prisons, and released and on court-supervised parole. Regardless of the setting, of special concern are justice-involved individuals with chronic diseases, such as SUDs and mental disorders.
March 26, 2020
This is a time of great uncertainty, and it is difficult to consider how quickly and radically our daily lives have been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our thoughts go out to everyone impacted, and our gratitude goes out to the healthcare professionals and other essential workers putting themselves at risk for exposure to this virus and working tirelessly to assist others.