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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
May 10, 2018

Briefing Showcases Mental Health First Aid and Opioid Epidemic

On Tuesday, May 8th, the National Council for Behavioral Health hosted briefings on Capitol Hill to highlight the importance of…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid and Heroin Epidemic
May 1, 2018

Let Mental Health First Aid Make You a Winner This…

May is Mental Health Month, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to mark the occasion than to…

Mental Health First Aid, News
October 4, 2017

Sign of the Times

$2.5 million settlement shows that not understanding HIPAA requirements creates risk                  …

News, Sign of the Times
October 4, 2017

Value-Based Purchasing Roadmap

Increasingly, community-based behavioral health organizations are participating in alternative payment models, including value-based purchasing (VBP). To prepare to participate in…

In the Field, News
October 4, 2017

Access to Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) in SAMHSA Program to Be…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently announced that it will…

In the Field, News
October 4, 2017

HIPAA Guidance Issued to Address Responses to Cyber-related Security Incidents

Technology is increasingly prevalent in behavioral health settings. It is common for the workforce to communicate with patients and colleagues…

Due Process, News
October 4, 2017

False Claims Lawsuit with EHR Vendor Settles for $155 Million,…

In May 2017, eClinicalWorks, one of the largest vendors of electronic health records (EHR) software, promised to pay $155 million…

News, The Upshot
October 4, 2017

Mental Health Parity Lawsuit Settled by UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit filed under the federal mental health parity law. The lawsuit claimed…

News, The Upshot
September 15, 2017

Second time around auto-cropping test

Although I represent the small state of Rhode Island, I can certainly validate the mental health training needs of officers…

News, Workplace
August 24, 2017

Test for Cropping Images

This is a test. Nothing but a test.

Be the difference, News
July 26, 2017

The Power to Make a Difference

Mental Health First Aid Wins Prestigious Award The National Council has been honored with a prestigious Power of A Summit…

Mental Health First Aid, News
June 7, 2017

This is a test

This is a test post to see if the featured posts on the homepage are simply pulled from the most…

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