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NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

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

UHS acquires three centers in Mississippi

January 3, 2018  | 
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Universal Health Services is acquiring three not-for-profit facilities in Mississippi, including a 109-bed inpatient center.

IABHC convenes experts to discuss growing stimulant issues

January 2, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The opioid crisis is making headlines, but stimulants are emerging as a significant concern. Now, the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is launching the National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit to engage stakeholders across the...

County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

January 2, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
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King County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer rapid access to care. The target is zero to one days, and the goal is to have 85% of patients covered in that range.

Best hopes for 2018

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

8 behavioral health trends for 2018

December 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In looking at the big picture in overall healthcare trends for the new year, several issues come to mind for behavioral health.

Engagement is an essential part of the solution to the workforce shortage

December 21, 2017  |  Michael Flora
Perspectives

Not being able to meet the demand for behavioral health services is one thing, but the workforce crisis is further exacerbated by high turnover rates as employees take advantage of a competitive job market.

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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.

7 predictions for an unpredictable new year

December 21, 2017     Patrick Gauthier

Politically, economically and legislatively, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Our predictions for the 2018 healthcare market and some practical recommendations for action are described below.