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NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

Linda's List 2017

February 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, says while she herself tends to be optimistic, this is clearly a year to be more cautious for a number of reasons.

7 questions to answer before hosting a job fair

February 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Leaders from Recovery Centers of America and Spectrum Health System share their experiences for making the most of hiring events.

Love seems underappreciated in psychiatry

February 13, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.

Integration among the trends in accreditation

November 23, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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As behavioral health providers enhance their services and expand their capabilities, standards for accreditation will also expand, the experts say.

Midlevel practitioners authorized to prescribe buprenorphine

November 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A new 2017 federal policy will allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine. Previously, only physicians were authorized to prescribe the medication.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

How to comply with new overtime rules

October 20, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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On December 1, new rules for overtime pay go into effect, and behavioral health organizations could see unexpectedly higher payroll costs or even potential fines if they do not comply. Here’s your guide to getting it right.

Well-meaning friends fuel pain-drug misuse

September 9, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health collected data on the misuse of prescription products and found that 53.7% of those who reported misuse of pain drugs said they got them from a friend or relative.

7 great tips for employee retention

August 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Leaders must create strategies to retain their employees, especially in today’s market where there is competition for good workers.

Consider the psychological state of our settings

July 11, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
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This would be a good time to check the state of our own mental healthcare unions: our clinics, hospitals and office practices. This time of year also dovetails with the annual turnover in our academic institutions.

How to minimize the impact of staffing shortages

June 22, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer
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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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