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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.

The emerging business model for behavioral healthcare

August 15, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

We continue to transition away from the familiar of the past half-century toward the less-known service environment of today. And new organizational arrangements are beginning to alter the business landscape of behavioral healthcare.

The emerging care environment for persons with ID/DD

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

A confluence of several factors is bringing dramatic change to the care of persons with intellectual development or developmental disabilities, including the Affordable Care Act, the Olmstead Supreme Court decision, and major service integration efforts.

 

Now is the time to close two deals

July 10, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

What is the status of pending mental health reform legislation? What is the status of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)? Our stock-taking can provide important guidance for our own next steps.

Progress on parity for persons with SMI

July 5, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

In examining the impact of parity on the care of persons with serious mental illness, we acknowledge that many of the advances have been slow and incremental over the past 50 years.

Parity testimony delivered to HHS and ONDCP

June 10, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

This is the written testimony I prepared for the listening session on June 10 at the Department of Health and Human Services to help frame the parity issue for federal health leaders.

Helping rural counties keep abreast of urban counterparts

June 7, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

About 85% of US counties have either inadequate or no mental health services at all. The vast majority of these counties are rural.

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