The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Penn State hosts the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the newly-formed Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) to help find research-based solutions to adress substance misuse and mental health.
- The Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State (CCMH) is one of the nation’s largest databases on college student mental health. CCMH actively develops clinical tools, reports and research using this data.
- Rather than focusing on the treatment of diseases, or on the consequences of academic failure or criminal activity, the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center conducts and leverages research to create programs designed to prevent these and other devastating outcomes before they occur.
- The Penn State Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) is a new initiative bringing together experts from across disciplines to combat this crisis through data-driven, evidence-based innovation.