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3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

The least you need to know about ARCOS

February 14, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of controlled substances.

Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough

January 31, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.

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.

Maybe some words should be banned from CDC use

December 19, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

There are words that addiction professionals agree should be banned from the lexicon of healthcare stakeholders. In light of the CDC uproar, we have a renewed opportunity to again advocate for a ban on stigmatizing words.

How to counteract media bias against treatment centers

November 22, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Mainstream media tends to be biased against providers, painting a grim picture of profiteering and exploitation. But Addiction Campuses found that some outlets are open to the real story of recovery.

The least you need to know about HHS nominee Azar

November 13, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

President Donald Trump is nominating Alex Azar as his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Here is the least you need to know about the nominee.

Google policy is a work in progress

November 8, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Ever since Google changed its policy on AdWords for addiction services, the treatment industry has wrestled with mixed feelings. However, it's important to remember that the policy is still evolving. 

Put some context around ACA numbers

August 25, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As lawmakers seek to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, the political rhetoric should be viewed in context.


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