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Your 2017 strategic plan

November 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts are weighing in on a number of issues that absolutely must be on the radar for treatment centers in 2017.

Police association pledges mental health first aid training

October 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The International Association of Chiefs of Police announced a plan Monday to train 100% of officers and staff on mental health first aid.

The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

New state forums drive stakeholder solutions

August 12, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Council for Behavioral Health has launched the Behavioral Health + Economics Network, an initiative to foster communication between stakeholders in the mental health sector and bring about policy change.

Election 2016: Where the candidates stand

August 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It's going to be an especially heated debate season with high emotion among supporters on both sides. Clinton and Trump are sharply divided on a number of issues, including several that behavioral health leaders are watching.

Well-planned partnerships ease the transition to Medicaid managed care

July 22, 2016  |  Mark Ishaug
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Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.

Hill Day delegates reach federal lawmakers

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

Medicaid rule puts IMD exclusion in better context

June 7, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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For behavioral health providers, the most significant provision of the new rule allows Medicaid to pay for 15 days of inpatient treatment in a facility with more than 16 beds, tempering the often bemoaned IMD exclusion.

Mental health first aid courses in demand

March 21, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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As the National Council ramps up efforts to reach a goal of 1 million Americans receiving mental health first aid training, there is a growing need to increase the number of trainers offering the courses.

NatCon16: Five-year model leads to better treatment outcomes

March 14, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, however, its neuroplasticity can allow it to recover. According to Nora Volkow, the best outcomes happen when treatment support services are provided for patients for at least five years.

NatCon16 live coverage

March 11, 2016  | 
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Behavioral Healthcare covered NatCon16 live from the show in Las Vegas!

NatCon16 Roundup

March 11, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The atmosphere in Las Vegas for the 2016 NatCon annual conference was clearly celebratory in the wake of the industry accomplishments, but also took on a renewed focus on addiction and social determinants of health.

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