Ensuring access to mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services could not be more urgent or important than at this time. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that symptoms of anxiety disorder were approximately three times higher and prevalence of depression about four times higher among adults during the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.
Meanwhile, overdoses have spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 40 states reporting increased opioid-related deaths, and an overall increase in overdoses of 18% between May of 2019 and 2020. At the same time, suicide rates have continued to rise, up 35% between 1999 and 2018, with early indications of additional increases in suicides more recently.
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Removing Barriers to Care
Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.
Combating the SUD 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.
- House to Vote Friday on Senate-Approved Stopgap Spending Measure The House of Representatives is expected to vote Friday on the short-term spending bill the Senate approved Thursday to avert a federal government shutdown and increase aid to Ukraine. Included in the legislation is a provision to continue funding the national 988 behavioral crisis hotline through Sept. 30, ...Read more
- Biden Administration Announces More Than $1.6 Billion for Communities to Address Addiction & Overdose Crises The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) on Friday announced it will award more than $1.6 billion in investments to communities nationwide to address America’s addiction and overdose crises. Funding will come from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s ...Read more
- NABH Annual Membership Updates Are Due Today, Sept. 16! Today, Friday, Sept. 16, is the deadline for members to submit changes about their organizations for the online-only NABH 2022 Membership Directory. Last month NABH sent its system members a message with a link to the association’s membership-update tool. To help ensure we have the most accurate information ...Read more
- NABH Welcomes Rochelle Archuleta as Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy Rochelle Archuleta has joined NABH as executive vice president for government relations and public policy, effective Sept. 6. Rochelle brings to NABH 30 years of experience in the health policy, healthcare delivery system, and legislative arenas. During her 20-year tenure as a policy director ...Read more