Pain In The Nation

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Pain in the Nation

In 2017, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), we co-funded and released the seminal 2017 report Pain in the Nation on “deaths of despair” in America. The report presented 60 evidence-based policy and advocacy strategies to help decrease deaths due to alcohol, drugs and suicide and called for a national resilience strategy.

Well Being Trust and TFAH publish updated Pain in the Nation briefs with new data and focused on important sectors and populations.

In addition, we created a microsite that houses projections data related to alcohol, drug, and suicide mortality.

This also shows a path forward, a National Resilience Strategy that provides high-level solutions that address the many factors that contribute to diseases of despair.

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