Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Few and Far Away: Detoxification Services in Rural Areas


Based on Working Paper #41: <i>Availability, Characteristics, and Role of Detoxification Services in Rural Areas</i>. <br></br>Findings: <li>Few rural detox providers exist; 82% of rural residents live in a county without a detox provider. <li>More than half of all rural detox providers serve a 100 mile radius. <li>Travel distances are a barrier to outpatient detox models. <li>Referral options to substance abuse treatment are limited, especially in isolated rural areas.</li>

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
December 30, 2009

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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