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.
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.
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.
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.
A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.
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.
The surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs and health is significant because not only is it the first ever report on addiction from the top federal health advocate, it’s also a document that reflects the culmination of significant changes in the national...