In April 2017, Dr. Kara Odom Walker, secretary of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services, asked a team of researchers and clinicians at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to conduct a review of Delaware’s addiction treatment system. In July 2018, the Bloomberg School-led team issued a 33-page report that proposed four main strategies:
Last month, Delaware opened the Sussex County Bridge Clinic in Georgetown, DE, to provide support for individuals and families impacted by the effects of mental health and substance use. The clinic provides screening and referrals as well as additional services.
Secretary Walker said the opening of the new clinic helps to engage high-risk populations in treatment, one of four main recommendations of the Bloomberg School report.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on August 02