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Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.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

  • CEO Update | 44

    SAMHSA Reports Total Behavioral Health Spending Rose 62 Percent from 2006-2015
    Total mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment spending rose about 62 percent to $212 billion in 2015 from $131 billion in 2006, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

    The federal health ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 43

    SAMHSA Expands Capacity for Substance Use Disorder
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced it will invest $8.3 million for community projects that target a specific population for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment

    In its announcement, SAMHSA said the program will make 22 awards of up to $375,000 per year for ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 42

    NABH Alerts Governors about CMS Opportunity to Address Mental Health and SUD
    NABH and Mental Health America (MHA) this week sent a letter to the nation’s 50 governors about a new opportunity from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for states to address mental health and substance use disorder (SUD).

    As part of ... Read more

  • CEO Update | 41

    Message from the President and CEO
    We are pleased to present a new and improved design for CEO Update, your weekly summary of industry and association news! This electronic newsletter serves the same purpose, and we hope you like the updated format.

    You will also see a new design in our other NABH communication pieces that ... Read more

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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