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    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Tia  Younger

Ms. Younger is Deputy Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA/CSAP) Prevention Fellowship Program. Ms. Younger has more than 10 years of experience in the field of public health and skills in the areas of assessment, research, evaluation and management of prevention and health promotion programming. Her work has supported the prevention of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, child abuse, and environmental lead exposure. Her prior experiences includes coordinating technical assistance to SAMHSA/CSAP grantees, and conducting research, data analysis and technical writing in support of various SAMHSA/CSAP projects; as well as conducting needs assessments and research on health promotion interventions for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and community organizations in Boston (MA) and Philadelphia (PA). Ms. Younger has an MPH degree from Boston University School of Public Health and a Prevention Specialist certification through the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).