June 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic does not change the need for intervention in an overdose. This JBS News Brief provides common-sense guidance for reducing coronavirus infection risk when administering naloxone and providing breathing assistance to an opioid overdose victim. The News Brief also outlines steps for following up after the overdose.
June 11, 2020
Several media reports, accounts from service providers, and evidence from some states are pointing to an increase in the rate of opioid overdose since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States. Contributing factors to this escalation include disrupted access to consistent supply, social isolation, and the reluctance of bystanders and first responders to attempt resuscitation with people who overdose due to concerns about infection transmission.
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.