In 2017, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health, 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.
In 2018, Well Being Trust continued the Pain in the Nation work with Trust for America’s Health by issuing three new policy briefs, focused on alcohol, drug and suicide death rate disparities; the education sector; and healthcare systems.
Additionally, with TFAH, WBT provided timely comments around the release of new mortality data related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide.
Segal, Laura M.; De Biasi, Anne; Mueller, Jennifer L.; May, Kendra; Warren, Molly; Miller, Benjamin F.; Norris, Tyler; and Olson, Genny, "Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy" (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1096.