2018 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.

NABH’s advocacy priorities for 2018 are:

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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

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    Lancet Report Estimates Global Mental Health Crisis Could Cost $16 trillion by 2030
    Mental health disorders are increasing around the world and could cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030, a team of 28 global experts concluded in a report published this week in The Lancet.

    Vikram Patel, a professor at Harvard Medical School ... Read more

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    Senate Passes Bipartisan Opioid Legislation
    The Senate on Thursday passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the opioid-response legislative package that the House passed last week.

    Ninety-eight senators voted for the legislation, while Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) voted against it and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) did not vote.

    As reported in CEO Update ... Read more

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    House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Crisis    
    The House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, an opioid-response legislative package that House and Senate negotiators agreed to earlier in the week.

    In a 393-8 vote, House members approved a comprehensive bill that includes the first ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 25

    House and Senate to Reconcile Opioid Legislation after Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act
    The Senate this week passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a substantially different opioid  package from the SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act that the House passed in June.

    The Senate bill lacks several NABH-supported provisions, including one from the House-passed bill that would repeal the Institutions ... Read more

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NABH Seeks 2019 Board Nominations

As the Selection Committee prepares to consider possible nominees, we would like you to help us identify potential candidates for: the position of Board Chair-Elect and two Board seats that…

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NABH Applauds Congress for Reaching Agreement on Opioid-Response Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jessica Zigmond 202.393.6700, ext. 101   NABH Applauds Congress for Reaching Agreement on Opioid-Response Package WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2018) — On behalf of more…

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NABH Annual Meeting 2019

MARCH 18 – 20, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.

2019/03/18 12:00:00

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