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September 05, 2019

Collective Impact Efforts Evolve, Guided by Evidence2Success

A new report from the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Center examines how Rhode Island’s Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) has changed since adopting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success® framework on funding proven programs seven years ago.

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August 19, 2019

Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be unaware of the risks of combining alcohol and marijuana, according to researchers.

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July 31, 2019

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses

By Joel Segel, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Douglas L. Leslie, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry; Gary Zajac, Managing Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center; Max Crowley, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies; and Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research

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July 17, 2019

Administrative Data Accelerator partnering with consumer data company

Penn State's Administrative Data Accelerator has selected consumer identity management expert Infutor to support research that informs policy and improves lives.

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Shown here at Berrena's retirement party (l-r): Karen Bierman, Elaine Berrena and Janet Welsh. Image: Sara Brennen/Penn State

July 06, 2019

Celebrating the 28-year career of prevention educator Elaine Berrena

"My job was always a joy, even with the challenges." UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- When prevention research coordinator Elaine Berrena reflects on her 28-year Penn State career, she thinks of other people first.

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