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Executives mixed on opioid commission report

November 2, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.

Hill Day discussions focus on funding and workforce issues

October 5, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

During the National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual Hill Day event, 600 stakeholders met with elected officials to advocate for better resources for mental health and addiction disorder treatment.

Bipartisan lawmakers seek to extend CCBHCs

October 4, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

On Tuesday, lawmakers in both chambers reintroduced a bill to extend the federal demo for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to a total of 19 states.

During Recovery Month, do the next right thing

September 14, 2017  |  Linda Rosenberg
Perspectives

Let’s keep doing the next right thing, not just during Recovery Month, but every month, until...

Classic principles drive person-centered service

August 15, 2017  |  Topher Hansen
Perspectives

The philosophical focus of person-centered care not only is more likely to benefit the consumer, it is also more likely to be a positive experience for them—and as a result, your business will do well.

BREAKING: Senate GOP leaders weigh straight ACA repeal after healthcare bill collapses

July 18, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

With a lack of votes necessary to pass their proposed healthcare reform legislation, Senate Republican leaders mull pursuing a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

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?

Diverse workforce can serve diverse patient populations

April 24, 2017  |  Joanne Sammer
article

Increasing organizational diversity has been and continues to be a goal for behavioral healthcare executives, and how well they progress toward meeting that goal is often a function of leadership.

How to promote the value of human service programs

April 12, 2017  |  Sara M. Howe and Randy Wells
Perspectives

We who work in the field of human services often do a poor job of promoting what we bring to the table in terms of contributing to the state and our communities beyond services delivered to our clients.

NatCon17: How to work with the Trump administration

April 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

In order to advance healthcare priorities, such as mental health first aid, CCBHCs and funding to combat the opioid crisis, industry advocates must approach the teams that surround Trump to get their attention.

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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...

NatCon17: Behavioral health can get boost from tech

April 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Tom Insel, the former NIMH director and current director of clinical neuroscience at Alphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Services, says a technology revolution could change the landscape of behavioral healthcare.

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