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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 142U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to Address Attendees at Annual Meeting Policy Breakfast NABH is pleased to announce U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will address attendees at the 2023 Annual Meeting policy breakfast on Wednesday, June 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Sen. Murphy serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, ...Read more
CEO Update 142NABH to Host Parity Panel with DOL Official Lisa Gomez and Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy on Tuesday, June 13 NABH President and CEO Shawn Coughlin will moderate a parity panel discussion with Lisa Gomez, assistant secretary for employee benefits security at the U.S. Labor Department, and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.). on Tuesday, June ...Read more
CEO Update 141Please Meet with NABH’s Exhibitors and Sponsors at the 2023 Annual Meeting Next Month! NABH appreciates the generous support of our exhibitors and sponsors, whose valuable products and services help NABH members deliver quality behavioral healthcare every day to those who need it! Please make time to visit our exhibitors and sponsors at the Annual Meeting from ...Read more
CEO Update 140NABH to Host Parity Panel with DOL Official Lisa Gomez and Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy on Tuesday, June 13 NABH President and CEO Shawn Coughlin will moderate a parity panel discussion with Lisa Gomez, assistant secretary for employee benefits security at the U.S. Labor Department, and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.). on Tuesday, June ...Read more
CMS Coverage for PHP Telehealth Services Set to End After May 11
As the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) draws to a close at the end of Thursday, May 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has shared with NABH and other stakeholders the agency’s plans to end telehealth coverage…
DEA Extends COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities for Prescription of Controlled Medications for Now
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Wednesday said it will extend its COVID-19 telemedicine flexibilities for prescription of controlled medications as the agency works to determine how to move forward in a way that gives Americans access to needed…
NABH Education & Research Foundation Webpage Now Features Grants & Funding Opportunities
The NABH Research and Education Foundation has updated its webpage with a section devoted to potential funding resources and opportunities for behavioral healthcare organizations and their employees. To access the Foundation’s webpage, visit NABH’s homepage and locate the “NABH Foundation”…
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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce