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A5491 NJ Suicide Hopeline to Follow-Up With Minors

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

Allows follow up calls from operators of NJ Suicide Hopeline to minors at risk of committing suicide. Read More

Collaborative Care: What is it and How Does It Improve Psychiatric Healthcare

The Collaborative Care Model is a patient-centered, population-focused approach that can reach the large numbers of people suffering from mental illness who currently aren’t being treated by mental health professionals. Read More

Collaborative Care Model Outcomes Data

Collaborative care has been shown to reduce total health care costs, improve patient and provider satisfaction, improve provider productivity, reduce patient absenteeism and presenteeism, and reduce homelessness and incarceration in safety net populations. Read More

NJPA Position Statement Opposing the Legalization of Marijuana

NJPA Board approved, September 14, 2016. Read More

A Marijuana and Youth Fact Sheet

Brain development continues until the age of 25 and marijuana use during this time is associated with decreased brain connections and volumes in areas involved with memory, decision-making, self-control, and motor functions. Read More

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