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CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) has developed partnerships with national clinician organizations to facilitate communication regarding disease outbreaks and terrorism events. CDC communicates with its clinician partners via monthly conference calls and weekly e-mail updates.

COCA Now: Updated Guidance for Timing of Pregnancy after Zika Exposure

CDC now recommends that men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner wait at least 3 months after symptoms or possible exposure (travel to or residence in an area with risk of Zika). This shortened timeframe also applies for men who are not planning to conceive with their partners but who want to prevent passing Zika virus through sex. These updated recommendations, published in MMWR, are based on emerging data, which suggest that risk of infectious Zika virus in semen appears to decline substantially during the 3 months after onset of symptoms.

Posted on August 9, 2018 | 10:00 am

Clinical Action: CDC Urges Follow-up Evaluation of Babies Born to Women with Zika Virus Infection during Pregnancy

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 14 percent of babies (1 in 7) exposed to Zika virus before birth had one or more health problems possibly caused by Zika among 1,450 infants who were at least one year old and had any follow up reported. Some problems were not apparent at birth and were identified as the babies grew older.

Posted on August 7, 2018 | 10:00 am

COCA Now: MMWR: Characteristics of Tianeptine Exposures Reported to the National Poison Data System-United States, 2000-2017

Tianeptine (marketed as Coaxil or Stablon) is an atypical tricyclic drug used an antidepressant drug in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In the United States, it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use, however, it is readily available for purchase online as a dietary supplement or research chemical. Several online discussion forums among users describe the euphoregenic effects of tianeptine.

Posted on August 3, 2018 | 10:00 am

COCA Digest: August 1, 2018

COCA Digest: August 1, 2018

Posted on August 1, 2018 | 10:00 am

COCA Learn: June 1

COCA Learn: June 1

Posted on June 1, 2018 | 11:00 am

COCA Now: May 29, 2018 - Update on Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018

Update on Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018

Posted on May 29, 2018 | 2:17 pm

Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 410 - Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent, such as brodifacoum; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting patients from this outbreak and which patients are at risk; 3) laboratory testing options that are available to help identify and classify cases; 4) available resources that may help clinicians make decisions; and 5) to whom to report possible cases.

Posted on May 25, 2018 | 12:30 pm

COCA Now: May 16, 2018 - New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment

Posted on May 16, 2018 | 4:14 pm

COCA Now: May 11, 2018 - UPDATE: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs

UPDATE: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs

Posted on May 11, 2018 | 12:36 pm

COCA Now: May 9, 2018 - UPDATE: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

UPDATE: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Posted on May 9, 2018 | 10:00 am

COCA Digest: May 7, 2018

COCA Digest: May 7, 2018

Posted on May 7, 2018 | 10:00 am

COCA Learn: May 4, 2018

COCA Learn: May 4, 2018

Posted on May 4, 2018 | 12:00 pm

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Shares Latest Behavioral Health Data, Including Opioid Misuse

NSDUH Report Cover

SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides the latest estimates on substance use and mental health.

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Posted on October 12, 2017 | 4:25 am

SAMHSA Celebrates Recovery Month

Recovery Month Press Conference Speakers

Every September, as a part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA celebrates people who have achieved long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders and those who provide treatment and recovery services.

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Posted on October 11, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Dr. McCance-Katz Appointed Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz

Dr. McCance-Katz is the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. This position was created under the 21st Century Cures Act and will support behavioral health priorities including the opioid epidemic.

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Posted on August 28, 2017 | 12:15 pm

Enhancing Trauma-Informed Approaches in Behavioral Healthcare

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SAMHSA seeks to integrate and enhance trauma-informed approaches in behavioral healthcare.

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Posted on August 11, 2017 | 3:30 am

Learning Center Brings Research to Practice

SAMHSA launched a redesigned NREPP Learning Center to support the use of research to improve behavioral health.

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Posted on August 7, 2017 | 6:30 am

Pain Management and Opioid Use with Veterans and Service Members

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SAMHSA is working with the VA and DoD to enhance informed prescribing practices and prevent misuse with veterans and military service members that can result in overdose or death.

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Posted on June 12, 2017 | 5:00 am

“Making Each Day Count” for Prevention Week

Prevention Week Logo

This week individuals, communities, and organizations focused on "making each day count" - this year's theme for Prevention Week.

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Posted on May 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Spotlights on Six Trauma-Informed Resilient Communities

Series highlights efforts underway to stimulate collaborations that address trauma.

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Posted on May 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Olympians Phelps and Schmitt Join with SAMHSA to Promote Children’s Mental Health

Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps

The Olympians shared how they would isolate during periods of depression and what helped them recover.

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Posted on May 16, 2017 | 9:30 am

Self-Care for Providers During Change and Stress

Health Care Workers

Five key self-care tips for health care professionals.

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Posted on May 3, 2017 | 11:00 am

Systems of Care Grantees Tap Faith-Based Community Organizations to Help Young People

Faith Group Discussion

Systems of Care adopts The Open Table model to work with faith-based community organizations.

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Posted on April 17, 2017 | 11:00 am

Transitioning from Prison to Community

Guidelines give behavioral health providers recommended supportive approaches to help people transition from prison successfully.

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Posted on April 6, 2017 | 10:00 am


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