Advocacy

Advocacy
Priorities

Ensuring access to mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services could not be more urgent or important than at this time. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that symptoms of anxiety disorder were approximately three times higher and prevalence of depression about four times higher among adults during the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

Meanwhile, overdoses have spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 40 states reporting increased opioid-related deaths, and an overall increase in overdoses of 18% between May of 2019 and 2020. At the same time, suicide rates have continued to rise, up 35% between 1999 and 2018, with early indications of additional increases in suicides more recently.

Our Covid-19 webpage is designed to help NABH members access important and applicable resources as they navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Removing Barriers to Care

Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.

Combating the SUD Crisis

Congress should increase access to substance use disorder treatment.

Expanding the Behavioral Health Workforce

Congress should expand the mental health and substance use disorder workforce.

CEO Update

  • CEO Update 186

    2024 NABH Annual Meeting & Hill Day Highlights NABH thanks all who traveled to Washington last week for the 2024 Annual Meeting! Photos from the meeting are now available. If you choose to use any of these pictures, please credit photographer Chris Ferenzi. Last week NABH shared the Annual Meeting slide presentations and learned some attendees had trouble ...
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  • CEO Update 185

    2024 NABH Annual Meeting Starts Monday! We’re pleased to devote this week’s edition of CEO Update to details about the 2024 Annual Meeting that starts Monday, May 13 in Washington, D.C. This year’s Annual Meeting focuses on The Future of Behavioral Healthcare, and our presenters will explore this theme as it relates to behavioral health information technology, ...
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  • CEO Update: 184

    DOL Official Timothy Hauser to Headline NABH Annual Meeting Day #2 NABH is pleased to announce Timothy D. Hauser, deputy assistant secretary for program operations at the U.S. Labor Department’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), will kick off our Annual Meeting’s second day on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. Hauser, who serves as EBSA’s chief ...
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  • CEO Update 183

    Please Help Us Welcome Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Steven Posnack on May 13! NABH is pleased to welcome Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S., as our first 2024 Annual Meeting presenter on Monday, May 13 at 2:45 p.m. ET in the Salamander hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Posnack advises the national coordinator, ...
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The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, are the people on the front lines of this fight…

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

The Future of Behavioral Healthcare