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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 96

    NABH Covid-19 Resources Page Highlights Summaries, FAQs, and Links Please visit NABH’s Covid-19 resources page for the latest behavioral healthcare guidance, recommendations, and best practices related to the Covid-19 pandemic. New resources this week include NABH’s priority issue areas and recommendations for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an NABH summary of CMS’ policy changes, ... Read more
  • CEO Update 95

    President Trump Signs $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill to Address Covid-19 Pandemic President Trump on Friday signed a $2 trillion stimulus package to address the Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating effects on the nation. Earlier Friday, the House passed the Senate-approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), which includes several provisions to address costs and other burdens on healthcare ... Read more
  • CEO Update 94

    A Message President and CEO Shawn Coughlin It’s hard to believe it has been only 10 days since we decided to cancel the 2020 NABH Annual Meeting. It feels more like 10 years. On behalf of our NABH team here in Washington, thank you for all you have done to provide excellent behavioral healthcare services during one ... Read more
  • CEO Update 93

    WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic; NABH Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting The World Health Organization this week declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic as the virus has spread to more than 100 countries and killed more than 4,200 people. After careful consideration, NABH this week cancelled the 2020 NABH Annual Meeting and all related events to ... Read more

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