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.
February 23, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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.
February 9, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 11, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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.