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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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 172

    Now Open: 2024 NABH Annual Meeting Registration! Registration is now open for the 2024 NABH Annual Meeting, The Future of Behavioral Healthcare. Please join us at the Salamander Washington, DC from May 13-15, 2024 for this year’s Annual Meeting to examine and discuss critical issues that behavioral healthcare providers manage today and will continue to address tomorrow, ...
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  • CEO Update 171

    NABH Alert: SAMHSA Updates OTP Regulations The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration published Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder late yesterday for public inspection. The final rule was published earlier today and becomes effective on April 2, 2024, with compliance by October 2, 2024. [Please note that this is a correction of the compliance date of ...
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  • CEO Update 170

    CMS $50 Million in Grants for School-Based Health Services, Particularly for Mental Health The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week announced $50 million in state grant funding to connect millions more children to critical healthcare services, especially mental health, in schools. The funding comes through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and will provide 20 ...
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  • CEO Update 169

    NABH Education and Research Foundation to Kick Off Webinar Series Next Week The NABH Education and Research Foundation is pleased to host its first webinar, Redesigning the Present and Future of Behavioral Healthcare, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET. Foundation President Donald Parker, who serves as president of Behavioral Health Care ...
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MOTAA – NABH Letter

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SAMHSA Updates OTP Regulations

SAMHSA Updates OTP Regulations Updated Feb. 2, 2024 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration published Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder late yesterday for public inspection. The final rule was published earlier today and becomes effective on April 2,…

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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

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