Advocacy

2018 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.

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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

  • 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

  • CEO Update | 24

    Senate Reschedules Opioid Legislation Vote for Monday, Sept. 17
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday delayed an expected vote on the Senate’s opioid package, citing the risk of Hurricane Florence as the reason why he canceled this week’s remaining votes.

    The Senate’s bill, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, is expected to pass. If ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 23

    Senate Expected to Vote on Opioid Package Next Week
    The Senate has agreed on a bipartisan opioids package to address the nation’s public health crisis, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office this week.

    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)—whose opioid-related bills are included in the package—said in a statement that a Senate ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 22

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week announced the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model as part of the agency’s approach to addressing America’s opioid crisis.

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Latest Content

NABH Maps Out Pathways to a Better Addiction Treatment System

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) today released Pathways to Care: Treating Opioid and Substance Use Disorders, a white paper that offers practical and applicable approaches to fixing America’s…

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NABH Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee on Opioid Policy

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH)—on behalf of our more than 1,000 psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units, residential treatment centers, youth services…

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NABH Letter to House Ways and Means on Opioid Policies

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH)—on behalf of our more than 1,000 psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, general hospital psychiatric and addiction treatment units, residential treatment centers, youth services…

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Next Upcoming Event

NABH Annual Meeting 2019

MARCH 18 – 20, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.

2019/03/18 12:00:00

The National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, are the people on the front lines of this fight…

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden
Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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