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.
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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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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.
- NABH Education and Research Foundation Partners with Manatt to Produce Issue Brief on Telehealth Services in PHP and IOP The NABH Education and Research Foundation this week released an issue brief that shows how telehealth services effectively augment traditional partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). The telehealth issue brief is the first resource ...Read more
- NABH Submits Comment Letter on Federal and State Health Exchange Proposed Rule for 2024 Today, NABH submitted comments on the Contract Year 2024 proposed rule related to the federal and state health exchange marketplace. NABH expressed support for the generally positive rule, including its multiple proposals to assist consumers seeking to enroll in exchange-based health plans ...Read more
- SAMHSA Announces Monica Johnson as 988 & Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office Director The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced this week that Monica Johnson, M.A., LPC is the new director of the 988 & Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office. Johnson has worked in the behavioral health field for 26 years and most recently ...Read more
- HHS Awards Nearly $245 Million to Support Youth Mental Health and the Healthcare Workforce The U.S. Health and Human Services Administration (HHS) announced this week it awarded nearly $245 million in funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to support youth mental health and help the healthcare workforce address mental health needs. The funding—released through the Substance ...Read more
NABH Education and Research Foundation Partners with Manatt to Produce Issue Brief on Telehealth Services in PHP and IOP
NABH is pleased to announce that the NABH Education and Research Foundation today released an issue brief that shows how telehealth services effectively augment traditional partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). The telehealth issue brief is the…
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on Tuesday proposed updating federal regulations to permit using audio-visual telehealth services for any new patient treated with methadone in an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) under specific conditions. In a proposed…