On Friday, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act without much fanfare, but the bipartisan effort probably deserves more attention.
San Francisco, Seattle and Ithaca, N.Y., are among the first U.S. cities considering opening supervised injection facilities, an unconventional measure that has been implemented in nine countries to reduce overdose.
Making the shift to the managed care Medicaid model means developing strong partnerships with managed care entities in your state.
Ray Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod, is working with 17 local police departments and two area hospitals to reach out to overdose patients in the community and help them seek treatment.
By integrating specialists into its primary care practices, Christiana Care Health System patients gain access to behavioral healthcare on the same day as their visit to their primary care physician.
Steven S. Sharfstein, MD, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, has advocated for new clinical-care models as well as big-picture policy issues.
Bob Ferguson, director of Jaywalker Lodge, created his business and clinical model to address the unique needs of those in early recovery and those who have had multiple treatment episodes in their past.
In less than two years since joining Sinai Health System, Kathe Dellacecca has made major strides in reshaping the way behavioral health services are delivered in some of Chicago’s most underserved urban areas.
The 2016 Behavioral Healthcare Champions Award recognizes four individuals who have been nominated for their dedication, courage, inspiration and excellence in their roles as executives of behavioral health organizations.
Following the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) by Congress, legislators and behavioral healthcare officials are now shifting their focus toward funding for the bill’s robust measures.
The president is expected to sign the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) quickly.
Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.
The use of EHRs in behavioral health is significantly lower than general healthcare, and developing structure and standardization will be critical for increasing the tech’s viability, according to a new report.
The biggest challenge in operating responsible sober living facilities is to change some long-held stereotypes about recovery, and that takes time.
Through its newsletters and annual conference, the International Association of Peer Support (iNAPS) has been effective in sharing important information on recovery, resilience and the role of peers.
The National Safety Council states in a new report that only four states meet five of six indicators of progress in combating the opioid overdose crisis, with no states meeting all six criteria.
Rosecrance has announced a merger with Community Elements in a move that expands the scale of the organization during tough economic times in Illinois.
Medication adherence—or, more accurately, the lack thereof—is a $337 billion problem in the United States, but tactics from advocating for personal responsibility to the support system of comprehensive medication management can turn the tide.
While Brexit might weaken the British pound and make investors nervous, healthcare has proven to be a hedge against such market forces given its inelastic demand.
As service demand increases, experts note that the behavioral health specialty must expand its workforce by at least 20,000 over the next two years.
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