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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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.
CEO Update 132NABH Remembers Former Board Member Frank Fortunati, Jr., J.D., M.D. NABH remembers with grateful appreciation Frank Fortunati, Jr., J.D., M.D., 58, who died March 5 after a protracted, courageous battle against prostate cancer. A psychiatrist, attorney, and pharmacist, Fortunati had served as assistant professor of psychiatry and deputy chair for Yale-New Haven Health System. Since 2016, he ...Read more
CEO Update 131President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget Proposal Includes Strong Focus on Behavioral Healthcare Needs Yesterday, President Biden issued his Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal, which now goes to Congress for consideration. Key provisions include: Elimination of the 190-day Lifetime Limit on Psychiatric Hospital Services. The proposed budget would rescind the current law limiting Medicare enrollees to a lifetime ...Read more
CEO Update 130Registration is Open for the 2023 NABH Annual Meeting: Securing the Promise of Parity! Please join us in Washington, DC from June 12-14, 2023 for this year’s NABH Annual Meeting at the Salamander Washington, DC (formerly the Mandarin Oriental hotel). NABH’s theme this year is Securing the Promise of Parity, which recognizes the Mental Health Parity and ...Read more
CEO Update 129Registration is Open for the 2023 NABH Annual Meeting: Securing the Promise of Parity! Please plan to join us in Washington, DC from June 12-14, 2023 for this year’s NABH Annual Meeting at the Salamander Washington, DC (formerly the Mandarin Oriental hotel). NABH’s theme this year is Securing the Promise of Parity, which recognizes the Mental Health ...Read more
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