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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 168

    Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 Application Deadline is Next Week The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) will accept applications for Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) rural payments through next Tuesday, Oct. 26 by 11:59 p.m. ET. PRF Phase 4 is open to a broad range of healthcare ...
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  • CEO Update 167

    HHS Hosts Technical Webinars as Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 Application Deadline Approaches The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) will accept applications for Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) through Tuesday, Oct. 26. HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers provider relief programs and is using a single application portal to make ...
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  • CEO Update 166

    Reminder: Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 Application Deadline is Oct. 26 The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is accepting applications for phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) through Tuesday, Oct. 26. HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers provider relief programs and is using a single application portal to make $17 billion ...
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  • CEO Update 165

    NABH to Welcome SAMHSA Administrator Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D. at 2021 Annual Meeting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Miriam Delphin, Rittmon, Ph.D. will address attendees at the 2021 NABH Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m.   Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon serves as administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She ...
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