Healthcare providers across behavioral and related disciplines have long seen licensure as a barrier to telehealth growth. Practitioners are seeking to not only develop their specialty niche but to make themselves available to more patients.
President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price have identified three excellent priorities—childhood obesity, mental illness and the opioid epidemic—but their actions seem to be counterproductive. What do you think?
May 12, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
The behavioral health community is dismayed by the recent vote in the House to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We hope that considerably more reasonable decisions will prevail in the Senate.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.
May 1, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Federal officials are choosing deliberately to make it more difficult and more costly for those with pre-existing conditions, those with disabilities, and those who are older to access necessary healthcare. We must work immediately to defeat AHCA.