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Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from Partners Behavioral Health Management for the  project “ACES, SDOH, AND SUDS: Data Preparation & Symposium Presentation on the Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Social Determinants of Health, Behavioral Health Disparities, and the use of Substances among Adolescents.” The project involves compiling, analyzing, and mapping local, state, and national data sources including: American Community Survey, data on justice involved populations, CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the Monitoring the Future Survey, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the Episode Data Set (TEDS) and other data sources to create community-level profiles for each of the counties in the Partners Behavioral Health Management catchment area. A report will be produced and presented to the counties. The presentation will cover the national, statewide, and local trends in substance use and some of the determinants of initial substance use among adolescents. It will also look at the most recent data and trends in use, the relationship between the Life Stress Framework, stress proliferation, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative outcomes, protective factors, disparities, and treatment admissions.

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