Mar 28 2012

Public Health News Roundup: March 28

HUD, VA Provides New Grants for Permanent Housing, Support for Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs have announced that HUD will provide $72.6 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states, to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 10,000 homeless veterans. Read more on housing and health.

Higher Asthma Drug Co-Pays Result in More Emergencies for Kids

Increased co-pays often result in kids using less of their asthma drugs and more asthma-related hospitalizations, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more on asthma news.

Women in the Criminal Justice System More Likely to have Mental Health Problems

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds that women ages 18 to49 on probation or parole are nearly twice as likely to experience mental illness as other women. Read the latest on mental health and its effects on public health.

Tags: Asthma, Housing, Mental Health, News roundups, Public and Community Health