President and CEO of the National Council, Linda Rosenberg, takes a look at the behavioral health field and reflects on the areas where she sees opportunities, and on those where she thinks we need to focus more attention.
In a recent letter to all healthcare providers, HHS states that “no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.” If you're an addiction treatment provider, this is incorrect.
Our society is replete with highly charged and very fateful examples of failed communication: Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate; liberals and conservatives; program advocates and community populations; the list is very, very long. Frequently, we conclude that it is “just impossible to communicate with them.” What to do?
This legislation would support the nation’s community mental health and addictions system by establishing national standards and oversight for Federally Qualified Community Behavioral Health Centers (FQCBHCs).