Advocacy

2019 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.

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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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 90

    NQF Releases Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder: Quality Measurement Priorities The National Quality Forum (NQF) this week released Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder: Quality Measurement Priorities, a 105-page report that examines issues related to acute and chronic pain management and substance use disorders (SUD). The report’s findings answer two questions: “What are the priority gaps in Quality ... Read more
  • CEO Update 89

    White House Proposes Changes to IMD Exclusion in 2021 Budget Proposal to Congress The White House this week released a $4.8 trillion budget for 2021 that would modify Medicaid’s Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion to provide states with flexibility to provide inpatient mental health services to beneficiaries with serious mental illness (SMI). The budget requests $94.5 ... Read more
  • CEO Update 88

    ONDCP Issues 2020 National Drug Control Strategy and Treatment Plan The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) this week issued its national 2020 National Drug Control Strategy (Strategy) and accompanying National Treatment Plan (NTP) that includes action items for federal agencies and external stakeholders to increase access to care and close the addiction treatment ... Read more
  • CEO Update 87

    CMS Announces Shift in Medicaid to Curb Program Spending Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Thursday announced a new way for states to receive a capped amount of federal dollars for part of Medicaid to help curb spending in the federal healthcare program. Called the Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO), the new demonstration ... Read more

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Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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