Advocacy

2018 Advocacy
Priorities

Nearly 20% of Americans experience a mental illness or substance use disorder. This year 45,000 Americans will die by suicide, 63,000 will die from drug overdoses and 100,000 more will have their first episode of psychosis. This is why we advocate, and who we advocate for.

NABH’s advocacy priorities for 2018 are:

Removing Barriers to Care

Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.

Combating the Opioid 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 | 16

    Number 16
    July 20, 2018

    NABH Sends Comments to HHS about Family First Prevention Services Act
    NABH this week sent comments and a series of recommendations to HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) on how to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) effectively.

    In the letter, NABH emphasized ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 15

    The Justice Department this week made final a rule it proposed in April to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) ability to control diverting dangerous drugs during the nation’s opioid crisis.

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  • CEO Update | 14

    NABH Launches Redesigned Website. We are pleased to announce NABH has launched a redesigned website at www.nabh.org!

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  • CEO Update | 13

    U.S. House Passes First Stand-Alone IMD Exclusion Repeal Bill

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Latest Content

NABH Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee on Opioid Policy

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH)—on behalf of our more than 1,000 psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units, residential treatment centers, youth services…

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NABH Letter to House Ways and Means on Opioid Policies

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH)—on behalf of our more than 1,000 psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units, residential treatment centers, youth services…

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Next Upcoming Event

NABH Annual Meeting 2019

MARCH 18 – 20, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.

2019/03/18 12:00:00

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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