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Ron Manderscheid Commentary

The necessity of a national decarceration strategy

February 12, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

National concern continues to center on the profound and persistent problem of excessive incarceration in city and county jails, and the enmeshment of persons with mental and substance use conditions in the jails.

Gaining essential perspective on the new administration

January 31, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Now with a new administration, it will be very important for us to pause, reflect and determine our next steps. The hoped for output from this exercise will be development of a laser-like focus on what is important, while ignoring all the noise.

What will Medicaid reform say about our society?

January 12, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Members of the new Congress and administration have expressed a strong desire to “reform” Medicaid, although specifics are quite scarce. An effort will be made to change Medicaid to some type of fixed federal payment.

Eliminate, rename or replace the ACA?

December 27, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Within a few days after the new year, we likely will be confronted with an effort to “repeal” the Affordable Care Act. I put the word in quotes, since it is entirely unclear what repeal will mean.

 

To your full happiness, health and heart

December 13, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

This year has been one of great tumult—home-based terrorism, disconcerting race relations and an extremely divisive election. Hence, we look forward to these holidays as a period of essential relief from our everyday worries and woes.

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.

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