In 2012, Peter Dimock, Julie Rohovit and Ken Winters, educators at the University of Minnesota, responded to a call for proposals from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. DHS wished to establish a Center of Excellence to train Minnesota health care providers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders. The University of Minnesota’s proposal was chosen and the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health was formed. MNCAMH and its staff is dedicated to empirically sound practices that put hope and wellness at the center of our recovery orientation. These values have guided our mission, allowing us to provide support to Minnesota’s workforce and to reach audiences across the nation and the world.
The debate continues over medical marijuana and broadly legalizing its use among adults. There are several public health questions about the potential medicinal benefits and health harms associated with legalization. Attendees will learn about current research on cannabis, including issues pertaining to risk for mental illness and impact of the drug on brain development. The presenter will also address several specific arguments in the cannabis legalization debate. Learn More
Vaping and the Developing Brain: How big tobacco is capitalizing on adolescent brain development and what health professionals can do about it
Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, MD, FAAP Friday, January 10,2020 Noon. – 1pm With 1 in 5 Minnesota high school students reporting e-cigarette use in the prior month, health care professionals caring for them must understand the short and long-term impact on the adolescent and young adult brain. This… Learn More