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Call to national action to respond to the Parkland tragedy

February 23, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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As leaders of behavioral health programs, we all call on our national leaders to begin with us a road to recovery from the Parkland tragedy. We grieve for the families. They also deserve our action to identify and implement solutions.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

Fostering a full life for seniors

February 9, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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The growth of our population of seniors continues at an accelerating pace. Demographers tell us that this trend will continue for the next decade, soon about 1 in 5 of all Americans will be age 65 and older.

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.

Legal hurdles cleared, Seattle continues toward opening SIF

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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King County officials move forward with plans for a supervised injection site after facing opposition from community groups.

Opioid emergency extended

January 22, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The national public health emergency declared by the president in response to the opioid crisis has been renewed for another 90 days, but it's uncertain whether the emergency has made a difference.

Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

How healthcare changed during Trump’s first year in office

January 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Donald Trump spent much of his first year in office putting pressure on Congress to fast-track healthcare legislation. Here is a month-by-month timeline of the significant events of the Trump administration.

Incorporating community into our model of well-being and illness

January 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Thirty-five years ago, we discovered that well-being and illness are not the two ends of a single continuum. But we now realize that this model is incomplete. To move forward, we need to add a third dimension: community, which unfortunately was neglected.

7 predictions for an unpredictable new year

December 21, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
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Politically, economically and legislatively, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Our predictions for the 2018 healthcare market and some practical recommendations for action are described below.

Maybe some words should be banned from CDC use

December 19, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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There are words that addiction professionals agree should be banned from the lexicon of healthcare stakeholders. In light of the CDC uproar, we have a renewed opportunity to again advocate for a ban on stigmatizing words.

HHS civil rights office launches Cures Act initiatives

December 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has launched a series of HIPAA-related actions that fulfill requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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