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How to minimize the impact of staffing shortages

June 22, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
article

As service demand increases, experts note that the behavioral health specialty must expand its workforce by at least 20,000 over the next two years.

Pediatric inpatient units, outpatient clinics require a special touch

June 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
blog

Designers must create therapeutic environments carefully tuned to the needs of children and adolescents.

North Carolina law allows naloxone without prescriptions

June 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law on Monday creating a statewide standing order allowing pharmacies to dispense naloxone directly to consumers.

Georgia caps the number of opioid treatment clinics

June 20, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Georgia has put a one-year moratorium on issuing licenses to OTPs, citing the need to need to manage, and govern and regulate the programs.

Delphi acquires 7 centers

June 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

With the deals in California and Florida, Delphi now has over 210 beds available currently and 110 in the pipeline.

AAC openings add more capacity

June 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

American Addiction Centers has begun on construction on its Ringwood, N.J., property, meanwhile, it has announced the completion of the newly licensed Laguna Treatment Hospital, a 93-bed chemical dependency facility in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Colorado centers combine tech know-how

June 17, 2016  |  David Raths
article

Technology implementation can be difficult for small organizations, but as provider organizations in Colorado have discovered, there is strength in numbers.

Simmering mental health bill advances in House

June 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

H.R. 2646 passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 53-to-0, putting it one step closer to a full House vote.

Hill Day delegates reach federal lawmakers

June 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Congressmen and their key staffers were receptive to the messages, and many said they are in fact working hard to advance legislation to increase funding, increase treatment capacity and improve access.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 14, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
article

Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

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Pediatric inpatient units, outpatient clinics require a special touch

June 21, 2016     Kevin Turner

Designers must create therapeutic environments carefully tuned to the needs of children and adolescents.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 16, 2016     Patrick Gauthier

Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

Safeguard the privacy of behavioral health apps

June 15, 2016     Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Clinicians need to be trained to think through their ethical and legal duties related to confidentiality, that is, their duty to protect the patient’s privacy when using any app.

How we might process the Orlando tragedy in our daily work

June 13, 2016     H. Steven Moffic

Music, somewhat akin to meditation, is a healing force. Consider the potential for music and meditation in our everyday work as we try to process the tragedy in Orlando for ourselves and with our patients.