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Dr. Laura Shields-Zeeman has been awarded a prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Healthcare Policy and Practice. Starting in September, she will spend 12 months in California, based at University of California in San Francisco and working with other health management organizations and universities on addressing the social (non-medical) determinants of health, such as housing conditions, financial security, and income.
From 18-22 June 2018, Trimbos is hosting a delegation of research teams from five European countries partnering in the RECOVER-E project consortium. Within the RECOVER-E project these teams carry out research to evaluate effectiveness and the impact of implementing community based mental health team for severe mental illness.
Through all its websites the Trimbos Institute, reached out to more than 1.3 million unique persons in 2017. More than 6,500 people called the toll free numbers about smoking cessation, drinking less alcohol, using drugs and problematic gaming and gambling behaviour.
John-Peter Kools of the Trimbos Institute had the honor to present the first ‘Franz Trautmann Memorial Lecture’ during the ISSDP conference in Canada. He addressed the need for global reform of the current approach due to fast changing drug markets. Two years ago, on June 11, Franz Trautmann died unexpectedly; June 9th was his birthday.
In the ‘European Drug Report, Trends and Developments 2018,’ published today, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) shows an increase in cocaine availability in the European drug market, a worrying sign of increased opioid deaths, and indications for increased drug production in Europe.