2019 Advocacy

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 188

    Senate Democrats Pressure Biden Administration to Complete Final Parity Rule A group of Senate Democrats is pressuring the Biden administration to complete and release its final rule on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act’s requirements. In a letter to the leaders of HHS, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Labor Department’s Employee Benefits and ...
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  • CEO Update 187

    NABH Comments on Fiscal Year 2025 IPF PPS Final Rule This week NABH sent its public comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the agency’s fiscal year 2025 inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system (IPF PPS) rule. In the letter, NABH emphasized that the proposed net update for FY 2025 – an ...
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  • CEO Update 186

    2024 NABH Annual Meeting & Hill Day Highlights NABH thanks all who traveled to Washington last week for the 2024 Annual Meeting! Photos from the meeting are now available. If you choose to use any of these pictures, please credit photographer Chris Ferenzi. Last week NABH shared the Annual Meeting slide presentations and learned some attendees had trouble ...
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  • CEO Update 185

    2024 NABH Annual Meeting Starts Monday! We’re pleased to devote this week’s edition of CEO Update to details about the 2024 Annual Meeting that starts Monday, May 13 in Washington, D.C. This year’s Annual Meeting focuses on The Future of Behavioral Healthcare, and our presenters will explore this theme as it relates to behavioral health information technology, ...
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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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