PARCKA Overview

The University of Utah's Department of Internal Medicine, Divsion of Epidemiology's Program for Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge, and Advocacy (PARCKA) was founded in 2018 to improve and address access and quality of healthcare provided to persons who have addictions or who are otherwise medically vulnerable. 

PARCKA provides an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to addiction-related clinical care, advocacy, research, and education across the University, the local community, the state and the nation. Read more.

 

Latest News

Attacking the Opioid Crisis from All Sides
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Nov 25, 2019

Attacking the Opioid Crisis from All Sides

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In Utah, an average of 7 deaths each week are attributed to overdoses on prescription drugs or heroin. Learn how U of U Health researchers, including those in the Program of Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge and Advocacy (PARCKA) are seeking new solutions and alternative approaches to solve the opioid crisis.... Read More

Internal Medicine
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May 09, 2019

Drug Overdose & Pregnancy in Utah

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A new study shows drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in Utah — and overdoses appear to kill women as indiscriminately as blood clots and car wrecks do, heedless of their income, race or where they live.... Read More

Internal Medicine