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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.

NatCon17: The health policy war is not over

April 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, recommended that the industry continue to question any bill or executive order that could hurt those with mental health or addiction disorders.

Fixing the psychiatrist shortage requires multifaceted solution

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions include enhanced reimbursement and more use of telehealth.

National Council adds new leadership

March 27, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The National Council for Behavioral Health will introduce its first medical director, Joseph Parks, MD, and its recently named vice president of addictions and recovery, Tom  Hill, at its annual conference in Seattle in April.

Linda's List 2017

February 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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.

Repealing Medicaid expansion is deadly

February 10, 2017  |  Joe Parks
Perspectives

If Congress truly wants to cut the cost of care, some of our greatest savings would come from reducing the horrendous inefficiencies created by non-standardization.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, authorizing programs to address substance use disorders and mental health.

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