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June 1, 2016: Under the Microscope: FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OUTLINES HUGE SHIFT IN EMPLOYMENT POLICY FOR ID/DD DISABLED PERSONS TO REALIZE COMPETITIVE, INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT.
April 18-19, 2016: Watch the live stream for the NATIONAL STEPPING UP SUMMIT. Click the link for details and to download the calendar invite.
November 13, 2015: NACBHDD Executive Director, Ron Manderscheid presented on a panel at The Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. The 31st Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy. "Help Wanted: Reshaping the Behavioral Health Workforce."
November 6, 2015: PRESS RELEASE: Markup of HR2646-- "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Murphy-Johnson Bill of House Hill Subcommittee.
October 28, 2015: NACo and NACBHDD Congressional Briefing: Improving America's County Behavioral Health System. Click here to see the October 28, 2015 Press Release. Click here for a link to the video recording of the briefing. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MATTERS TO COUNTIES.
October 1, 2015: PRESS RELEASE and INITIATIVE SUMMARY: Developing Essential County Behavioral Health Services to Reduce the Prevalence of Persons with Mental Illness and Substance Use Conditions in County Jails.
NACBHDD is the only national voice for county and local behavioral health and developmental disability authorities in Washington, DC. Through education, policy analysis, and advocacy, NACBHDD brings the unique perspective of our members to Congress and the Executive Branch and promotes national policies that recognize and support the critical role counties play in caring for people affected by mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities.
NACBHDD is also an active partner in efforts to improve access to, funding for, and quality of behavioral health services, especially those that serve the most vulnerable in our communities. Key issues include: protecting Medicaid coverage, ending the stigma of mental illness, better treatment for veterans, achieving parity in insurance coverage for behavioral health care, affordable housing and vocational training for those with mental illness or developmental disabilities, and many more.
NACBHDD is now part of the Recovery Now Coalition, as of February 2015. The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) continues to be an affiliate of NACBHDD. As a NACBHDD member, you will now receive all the member benefits of NARMH.
A NACBHDD membership can help you to adapt to all of the changes that are occurring around you as part of national health reform. One major benefit of membership is learning new strategies from other counties and state associations. At NACBHDD, we continue to spend a lot of time working on reform, and the adaptation of our county and city programs to the major changes which are now taking place. We also conduct a monthly TA-lk Webinar on practical field problems.
We increased our partnering activities with NACo in 2013, especially with the NACo Legislative office. We plan to continue and expand these endeavors in 2016 and beyond.
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