Advocacy

2019 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.

Please click here to see our 2019 Advocacy Priorities.

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 172

    Now Open: 2024 NABH Annual Meeting Registration! Registration is now open for the 2024 NABH Annual Meeting, The Future of Behavioral Healthcare. Please join us at the Salamander Washington, DC from May 13-15, 2024 for this year’s Annual Meeting to examine and discuss critical issues that behavioral healthcare providers manage today and will continue to address tomorrow, ...
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  • CEO Update 171

    NABH Alert: SAMHSA Updates OTP Regulations The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration published Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder late yesterday for public inspection. The final rule was published earlier today and becomes effective on April 2, 2024, with compliance by October 2, 2024. [Please note that this is a correction of the compliance date of ...
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  • CEO Update 170

    CMS $50 Million in Grants for School-Based Health Services, Particularly for Mental Health The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week announced $50 million in state grant funding to connect millions more children to critical healthcare services, especially mental health, in schools. The funding comes through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and will provide 20 ...
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  • CEO Update 169

    NABH Education and Research Foundation to Kick Off Webinar Series Next Week The NABH Education and Research Foundation is pleased to host its first webinar, Redesigning the Present and Future of Behavioral Healthcare, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET. Foundation President Donald Parker, who serves as president of Behavioral Health Care ...
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MOTAA – NABH Letter

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SAMHSA Updates OTP Regulations

SAMHSA Updates OTP Regulations Updated Feb. 2, 2024 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration published Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder late yesterday for public inspection. The final rule was published earlier today and becomes effective on April 2,…

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