November 19, 2020

Ohio sued over lower payments to relatives caring for kids

At issue are payments to relatives who aren’t licensed caregivers but are approved to care for children taken from their parents.
November 19, 2020

Opioids and the pandemic: In the midst of isolation, there is hope

Ohio is on track to have more overdose deaths in 2020 than in 2019. Local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.
November 18, 2020

Denison Professor Explores Ohio’s Opioid Crisis from the Ground Up

Denison University Associate Professor of English Jack Shuler has published a new book, This is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Frontlines of a New America, in which he writes about people organizing on a grassroots level and trying to make change occur where it’s desperately needed.
November 16, 2020

Ohio's Franz publishes study on strategies hospitals adopt to address opioid epidemic

While the world's attention to public health remains focused on COVID-19, Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, continues to focus her attention on one of the largest public health crises in the United States today - the opioid epidemic.
November 13, 2020

New opioid addiction recovery center opens in West Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — For Doctor Robert Graessle walking the streets on the West Side of Columbus is like coming home.
November 13, 2020

City 311 data could predict opioid hotspots

Data about service requests to city non-emergency telephone lines can help identify potential hotspots for opioid use and overdoses, a new study suggests. Adopting such an approach could help cities direct opioid outreach and resources to where they are most needed.
November 13, 2020

A legacy of distrust: The racial disparities that mean many can be reluctant to seek help

Every city in America could use more Donna Fambros, people who drive the streets of urban neighborhoods – as Fambro does in Cincinnati – looking for Black and Latino women and men suffering from addiction and asking whether they need help.
November 13, 2020

Non-drug 311 calls can indicate opioid hotspots: study

Dive Brief: • In a recent study, researchers at Ohio State University analyzed data from Columbus, OH's 311 system — a platform for residents to report non-emergency issues to the city — and discovered certain non-drug-related service requests correlate to hotspots for opioid use and overdoses.