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Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

N.Y. governor cracking down on patient brokering

January 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a campaign to raise awareness of patient brokering and provide a vehicle for reporting suspicious activity.

How healthcare changed during Trump’s first year in office

January 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

President Donald Trump spent much of his first year in office putting pressure on Congress to fast-track healthcare legislation. Here is a month-by-month timeline of the significant events of the Trump administration.

Composite index tracks behavioral health market

January 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Merger and acquisition firm Mertz Taggart has launched a new Behavioral Health Composite index that will demonstrate the sector’s market performance and track trends over time.

Pennsylvania needs more than public health emergency

January 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The treatment community says the governor's emergency declaration is a positive step but doesn't do enough to address long-term recovery and quality of care concerns.

New Directions acquires integrated healthcare management firm

January 16, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The deal will expand New Directions’ footprint to include 675 employees in nine states working with a network of more than 20,000 providers.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

January 10, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

January 9, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Discard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another direction. Mental health should be more highly valued.

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

January 8, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News
news

The opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West, new federal data show.

BayMark buys 15 New England centers

January 8, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

BayMark Health Services has acquired 15 opioid treatment facilities from Health Care Resource Centers, located in three New England states. The transaction also includes a management deal.

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Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

Incorporating community into our model of well-being and illness

January 11, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Thirty-five years ago, we discovered that well-being and illness are not the two ends of a single continuum. But we now realize that this model is incomplete. To move forward, we need to add a third dimension: community, which unfortunately was neglected.

Productive group process under the microscope in the workplace

January 8, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

There has been a lot of speculation about the mental health of President Donald Trump. That discussion has intensified once again with the publication of “Fire and Fury.”

Best hopes for 2018

December 27, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The holidays emphasize what we all hold dear: our families, our friends, much gaiety, a shared dinner, gift exchanges, and camaraderie. These are the same values we want to emphasize in our behavioral health community.