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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 182

    RTI Study Shows Pervasive Disparities in Access to In-Network Behavioral Healthcare  A report this week from not-for-profit research institute RTI International adds to mounting research showing a lack of access to affordable mental health and substance use disorder treatment in the United States continues. NABH helped sponsor the study, Behavioral Health Parity—Pervasive Disparities in Access to In-Network ...
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  • CEO Update: 181

    NABH Remembers Unit Committee Member Anthony Santucci, M.S. NABH remembers with grateful appreciation Anthony Santucci, M.S., 50, of BayCare Behavioral Health, who died unexpectedly on March 25. Anthony served as BayCare’s director of nursing for 13 years and was an active and energetic member of NABH’s Behavioral Health Services within General Healthcare Systems Committee – known as ...
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  • CEO Update 180

    Please Join Us for Our Annual Meeting Workforce Panel on Tuesday, May 14! Building on last year’s success, the NABH Education and Research Foundation will host a panel discussion featuring NABH members and workforce consultants during the 2024 Annual Meeting on Monday, May 13 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET. This year’s panel will focus on ...
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  • CEO Update 179

    CMS Proposes IPF PPS Reforms and FY 2025 Increase of 2.6% The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday proposed a net update of 2.6 percentage points for fiscal year (FY) 2025 payment levels relative to FY 2024 levels for hospitals and units reimbursed under the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system (IPF PPS). The ...
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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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