The 340B drug discount program, part of the Public Health Service Act of 1992, lowers drug costs and increases revenues for safety-net healthcare providers by allowing them to pay heavily discounted prices for prescription drugs, but get reimbursed at full cost.
The state’s online platform was designed to equitably distribute scarce resources, connect eligible patients to appointments at the closest healthcare facility, and broaden access to COVID-19 therapeutics.
The mental health of young people across the U.S. is suffering: rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges remain high, and suicide is the second-leading cause of death. To address these challenges, school-based mental health (SBMH) services are being offered by some school districts as a way to identify and treat children and adolescents who may not have access to other mental health services.
Today, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is announcing the launch of a new Cannabis Research Center (CRC) in order to track the impact of adult-use marijuana and help inform future cannabis policies and practices across the state of Minnesota.