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TCIV: Policy gains are at risk in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The most important goal for behavioral health stakeholders under the Donald Trump administration will be to maintain the gains they’ve realized in the past 12 months.

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Providers concerned about future Medicaid block grant models

December 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Healthcare providers are concerned about proposals that aim to transform Medicaid into a block grant model, potentially resulting in less funding in the future.

Cures Act moves forward

December 1, 2016  |  BHE Staff
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Behavioral health issues are decidedly bipartisan and will continue to be on the radar for lawmakers. Advocates for the Cures Act say it will help fight the opioid crisis and better coordinate mental healthcare.

Reflections on our recent national election

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

Insurer notes economic impact of mental health, SUD in communities

November 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index, a new measurement tool, identifies health conditions with the greatest impact on communities. Analysis of the data draws a correlation between community health and economic strength.

Trump taps new HHS and CMS leadership

November 29, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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On Tuesday, Donald Trump named Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-Ga.), to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and consultant Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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.

Behavioral Healthcare Executive reflects the market

November 28, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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You’ve probably noticed our name has change to Behavioral Healthcare Executive to underscore our long-standing focus on the C-suite owners and operators of behavioral health organizations.

Should we amend the Fair Housing Act to regulate sober living?

November 22, 2016  |  Andrew Kessler
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It has become clear that the expansion and protection of sober living and recovery residences should be near the top of the list of legislative priorities.

Opioid crisis declared public health emergency in Virginia

November 22, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With overdose cases on the rise, the Virginia state health commissioner has declared the opioid addiction crisis to be a public health emergency and issued a standing order that allows all Virginians to obtain naloxone over the counter.

Why the surgeon general’s report is the go-to resource

November 22, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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With a change of administration in Washington, it will be particularly important for the country to have a single scientific document about substance use disorders.

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