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What peers have wrought

April 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Peers who have endured the sting and burden of a major mental illness or a severe substance use condition have made remarkable contributions to our field that we must not take for granted.

Did Obamacare save your life?

March 17, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Many people have come forth to reveal that the Affordable Care Act saved their lives. All of this has raised questions about the early death of persons with mental health, substance use, and intellectual development and disability conditions.

Taking much-needed action on parity

October 28, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

We salute President Obama for convening the task force, the task force itself for producing a very well-reasoned action report in a very short period of time, and the Kennedy Forum for serving as the clarion voice of advocacy.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Ray Tamasi

July 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Ray Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod, is working with 17 local police departments and two area hospitals to reach out to overdose patients in the community and help them seek treatment.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Steven S. Sharfstein, MD

July 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Steven S. Sharfstein, MD, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, has advocated for new clinical-care models as well as big-picture policy issues.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Bob Ferguson

July 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Bob Ferguson, director of Jaywalker Lodge, created his business and clinical model to address the unique needs of those in early recovery and those who have had multiple treatment episodes in their past.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Kathe Dellacecca

July 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

In less than two years since joining Sinai Health System, Kathe Dellacecca has made major strides in reshaping the way behavioral health services are delivered in some of Chicago’s most underserved urban areas.

Behavioral Healthcare announces 2016 Champions

July 18, 2016  | 

The 2016 Behavioral Healthcare Champions Award recognizes four individuals who have been nominated for their dedication, courage, inspiration and excellence in their roles as executives of behavioral health organizations.

Nominate leaders who raise the bar

May 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The 2016 Behavioral Healthcare Champion Awards honor CEOs and executive directors of behavioral health organizations whose leadership, business achievements and professionalism inspire excellence. Submit your nomination by May 20!

Accelerating the federal response to the opioid epidemic

April 24, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Earlier this year, the president asked Congress to appropriate $1.1 billion in new funding to help every American with an opioid use disorder who wants treatment get the help they need.

Decarceration demands decisiveness

April 3, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD

This year, the president, the congress, state governments, counties, cities, and the courts are aligned in one direction. They all recognize that we need to reform our current practices related to jail and prison incarceration. 

2016: Year for decision and for action

December 28, 2015  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD

Because 2016 coincides with a presidential election, national issues will be framed in extreme and simple terms leading to some confusion. Recognize how the issues interact with each other, especially for today's behavioral health leaders.


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