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Gambling and Suicide

According to the CDC (CDC, 2020) suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This issue disproportionately impacts individuals living with problem gambling. While studies indicate 1 in 5, or 20%, will attempt suicide, far more are living with suicide ideation.

Implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prevent Problem Gambling

Training: Implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prevent Problem Gambling

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) is pleased to offer additional problem gambling prevention webinars in the Spring of 2023.  

Iowa HHS prevention contractors are not required to attend but participation is encouraged. 

A Public Health Approach to Gambling

The webinar will help participants define public health and define the nature of problem gambling in a broader societal context. The speaker will describe the relationship of problem gambling to other problems and identify three public health approaches for problem gambling prevention. The speaker will also discuss Gambling Disorder within the content of health equity.

The Gambling Treatment Program Capability Index: A Model Based Approach Toward Program Development

This presentation will describe a program improvement project to assist with the development of a statewide system of publicly-funded gambling treatment programs. The target group were behavioral health agencies offering problem gambling treatment in Oregon. The development approach incorporated best practices as identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the gambling disorders literature, and expert review.

Fish and Chips: All-Inclusive Collegiate Problem Gambling Programming

In developing a problem gambling program with colleges and universities; where do you start? Who do you call? Who do you work with? If these answers don’t come easy you aren’t alone. While professionals in the problem gambling field have known for years that college and university students are at an increased risk for developing problem gambling behaviors, few have been able to get effective and sustainable programs off the ground.