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Let’s embrace our ultimate goals: better overall health status and lower costs

March 30, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

It is not a time to wait for the larger healthcare industry to provide their sympathy or vague recognition of the importance of behavioral healthcare. We need a new strategy.

Calif. bill targets profiteering in addiction treatment, dialysis industries

March 29, 2018  |  Kaiser Health News
news

A California lawmaker is seeking to rein in addiction treatment centers and dialysis providers accused of profiteering off vulnerable patients by collecting millions of dollars in inflated medical claims.

NAPHS changes its name to reflect the continuum

March 23, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems at its annual meeting announced that the group is changing its name to the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare.

Workforce funds aim to cover clinician training and loan forgiveness

March 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

New training grants and a loan repayment program seem to signal that Washington is at last acknowledging the workforce shortage among addiction treatment providers.

The least you need to know about Trump’s opioid plan

March 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

On Monday, the White House rolled out its plan to address the opioid crisis, including a controversial call for harsher criminal justice policies as well as support for evidence-based treatment.

Heal the gulf between our two Americas

March 15, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Numerous potential flash points exist between our two Americas: income and job security, communities and education, guns and violence, immigrants and minorities, government’s role, to name just a few.

CARA 2.0 makes a statement on the opioid crisis

March 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

To continue the momentum of CARA 2016, a bipartisan group of senators introduced CARA 2.0, which would authorize $1 billion for prevention, law enforcement, treatment and recovery. Experts see it as a positive indicator.

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

Call to national action to respond to the Parkland tragedy

February 23, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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
article

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
blog

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
news

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.

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