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Ron Manderscheid Commentary

Reflections on our recent national election

November 30, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

I am sure that you were shocked by the outcome of our recent national election. Now that we all have had several weeks to gain some perspective, I would like to offer the following about our path forward.

No population health without behavioral health

November 18, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rosalynn Carter’s Annual Behavioral Health Policy Symposium addressed many of the issues that we work on today: parity, care access, integrated care, peer support, community participation, stigma and more.

Tackling behavioral and public health joint endeavors

November 4, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

 Ever since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, behavioral healthcare has been warming to the notion that our field must learn and adopt the strategies and techniques of public health.

 

Taking much-needed action on parity

October 28, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

We salute President Obama for convening the task force, the task force itself for producing a very well-reasoned action report in a very short period of time, and the Kennedy Forum for serving as the clarion voice of advocacy.

Assessing candidates for decision 2016

October 16, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

This election not only will determine who will become our next president, but also who will represent us in the Senate and House of the U.S. Congress, as well as in our state, county, and city offices. All of these officials will play important roles in setting our future course.

Prepare for dramatic growth in the elderly population

October 3, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Between 2010 and 2030, unprecedented growth will occur in the elderly, age 65 and over population of the United States. About 5.3 million elderly persons will have a substance use condition, compared with 3 million elderly persons today. We must prepare now.

Fostering equity for all Americans

September 19, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The national elections of 2016 are bringing the problems of inequity in American society into exceptional relief. Lessons from seminal conference held last week at Washington University can help each of us address the actions we must take.

Key domestic challenges for our next president

September 8, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Major issues exist in the economic insecurity of working class Americans; in the engagement of our children and persons with disabilities in our criminal justice system; and in the inability of our major political institutions to function effectively, to name just a few.

Hillary Clinton offers excellent mental health policy proposals

August 30, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Hillary Clinton stated categorically that mental health will be a top priority of her administration. She also stated categorically that she will convene a White House Conference on Mental Health during her first year in office. We could not ask for more.

Last chance to pass mental health reform?

August 28, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Just as the shimmering sunlight of summer is quickly waning away, so too is the stellar opportunity we have to pass national mental health reform legislation this year.

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Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of County...