Mental Health Services

The Practitioner’s Guide to SAMHSA’s 2020 Final Part 2 Rules - More Changes on The Horizon | 8/11/2020

… Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) overhauled 42 U.S.C. §290dd–2, commonly referred to as “part 2.” Part 2 regulates the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) records. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is required to publish new rules to implement the CARES Act changes. Those new rules will be effective no earlier than March 27, 2021. The anticipated CARES Act changes will more …

Study Pinpoints Five Most Likely Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress in Police Officers | PR Newswire | 8/11/2020

… of traumatized adults and children, focusing on a more extensive set of characteristics and experiences. Funding for the study was provided by National Institute of Mental Health grant R01 MH056350 and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants U79 SM080049 and U79 SM080013. In addition to Marmar and Saxe, other NYU Langone researchers include Leah J. Morales , BS; and Isaac Galatzer-Levy , PhD. Other study authors are Sisi Ma …

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Minds also matter | 8/10/2020

… recommendations from the royal commission into the state’s mental health system — for more new public acute mental health beds and the state-wide rollout of the HOPE post-suicide prevention program — and boost community mental health services and targeted counselling for nurses, midwives, personal care workers, police and paramedics. The announcement accompanied a surge in Victorians presenting with depression and anxiety amidst the second wave, including a 33% increase in …

Restoring services ‘challenging’ | 8/10/2020

… operating officer Amanda Pritchard has written to all NHS trusts and health providers outlining priorities for the rest of the year. It focuses on plans to restore cancer and GP services, expand and improve mental health services and make preparations for winter whilst also preparing for localised Covid outbreaks or a wider national wave. It also sets targets to recover the maximum elective activity possible between now and winter. The …

IN FOCUS: The challenges young people face in seeking mental health help | 8/10/2020

… study, youths between 18 to 34 years were presented as the most vulnerable group – one in five would have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. In Singapore, there is a comprehensive network of mental health services – from helplines and Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) offering youth-centric counselling services, to clinics at government hospitals and in private practice. However, some young people experience challenges in seeking professional help. NAVIGATING MENTAL …

Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield expands mental health services with help from Burrell | 8/10/2020

… is exempt from feeling the effects. “It is clear that the mental health need, right now, is the highest it’s ever been,” Harris said. Burrell Behavioral Health President and CEO C.J. Davis said getting mental health services directly to and for children can help in the long-term. “On average, when a kid first has a symptom of mental health, they have to wait six to eight years to get …

Fragmented mental health services and failure to learn creates risks of violent homicides, report says | 8/10/2020

Fragmented mental health services and a failure to learn from mistakes is increasing the risk of homicides committed by people with serious mental health issues, an NHS report has warned. There were 111 homicides committed by people receiving mental health services in the year to 19 March and a new report by NHS England warns the lack of joined-up services, poor communication and poor access to crisis care for …

The Victorian government has allocated $60 million to mental health. But who gets the money? | 8/10/2020

… are struggling more than others. In response to the increasing number of people having a hard time coping with the pandemic, the Victorian government yesterday announced an additional A$59.7 million in funding for mental health services . Read more: Number of Australia’s vulnerable children is set to double as COVID-19 takes its toll More than half of the new funding is for hospital–based services or services for people …

Coronavirus: UK daily cases tops 1,000 for first time in over a month | 8/10/2020

… more than 300 higher than the number of new infections reported on Saturday, which stood at 758. In total, there have been an estimated 310,825 confirmed coronavirus infections in the UK to date. Fragmented mental health services and a failure to learn from mistakes is increasing the risk of homicides being committed by people with serious mental health issues, an NHS report has warned. There were 111 murders committed by …

National Health Center Week — The Importance of Providing Specialized Medical Care for People Experiencing Homelessness | 8/10/2020

The Importance of Providing Specialized Medical Care for People Experiencing Homelessness 10 Nathalie Interiano Care for the Homeless Care For the Homeless (CFH) has 35 years of experience providing medical and mental health services exclusively to people experiencing homelessness in New York City. We operate 26 federally qualified community health centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Our service sites are co-located at facilities operated by other non …

When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health | 8/10/2020

When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health By 0 6 Dr. Spinks-Franklin suggested a free downloadable ebook about coronavirus for children, put out in collaboration with the American Psychological Association. “I actually read that with one of my patients through our online call,” she said. “She was just so anxious about coronavirus and we read the book together.” Afterward, she said, “she was able to articulate how …

Talkspace Expands Affordable Mental Health Care Offering for 40 Million Americans via Insurance Coverage | Business Wire | 8/10/2020

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 10, 2020– Talkspace , the global leader in digital behavioral health, is now covered by insurance for over 40 million Americans. The new campaign, in partnership with ambassador Michael Phelps, was created with the goal of promoting access to affordable mental health services on the HIPAA-compliant web and mobile platform. Currently, Talkspace is covered by the nation’s largest health insurers, including Cigna, Optum, Premera Blue …

Two 17-year-olds put pandemic downtime to good use, creating websites to help others – Orange County Register | 8/10/2020

… behind the California Social Resource Database, an online directory specific to each of the state’s 58 counties. His database includes information on community-based food banks, health care, emergency shelters, financial and legal aid, mental health services and other support. Just go to the website at caliresources.org , click on a county and select a listing. There’s also a button to suggest additions to the listings.Ni built SupplyCrate.org , an online nexus …

Telehealth: The future of mental health care | 8/10/2020

… parts of quarantine has been losing in-person visits with my mental health professionals. In their stead, telehealth therapy appointments are one of the only ways I have made it through quarantine. Previously, telehealth mental health services faced issues with HIPAA, given concerns over privacy and security of services over the internet. During the COVID-19 outbreak, however, the Office of Civil Rights gave healthcare providers the OK to deliver …

Helmsley Awards $5 Million to Evaluate Virtual Diabetes Specialty Clinic Model | PR Newswire | 8/10/2020

… to address diabetes-related challenges. The study will evaluate CGM use over time, glycemic- and participant-reported outcomes, healthcare utilization and cost, use of decision support tools, and assess the need and impact of mental health services . “Geography shouldn’t dictate outcomes, and the Virtual Specialty Clinic is an innovation that can improve outcomes for people with diabetes no matter where they live,” said Helmsley Trustee David Panzirer . “We’re hopeful that …

Michigan picked for demo project funding community mental health services | 8/10/2020

… And that’s what happens to someone with a mental illness or substance abuse every day,” Stabenow said in an interview. Sens. Debbie Stabenow, right, and Roy Blunt want to expand their pilot program funding mental health services in community health clinics. (Photo: Melissa Nann Burke) The senator noted the the last piece of legislation that President John F. Kennedy signed his before his assassination in 1963 was the Community Mental …

National Grid Joins OSHA in Celebrating Safe + Sound Week | 8/10/2020

… Safety Plan and instituted an active Incident Command Structure (ICS) to manage the crisis. National Grid implemented new safety measures, like virtual ergonomic assessments for home offices, and continue to emphasize employee access to mental health services . The company also mandated that employees wear face-coverings and practice social distancing and hand hygiene to keep themselves and the public safe. Employees will be asked to participate in the OSHA “Take …

Report: Spike in Demand for Clinical Treatment of Mental Health Symptoms During ‘COVID Era’ | 8/10/2020

… depression, and social isolation symptoms amongst a population receiving clinical support for their mental health. Only 43.3% of adults in the U.S. seek out treatment for mental illness , according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The other 56.7% go undiagnosed or untreated — a major problem for the healthcare industr y. The data set synthesized for this report is from approximately 18,000 users, all coded anonymously. As …

“CBS This Morning” Co-Host Gayle King to Moderate Venice Family Clinic Panel on the Trauma of Incarceration | PR Newswire | 8/10/2020

… and integrated care by creating a one-stop health system that offers multiple services, often at the same locations and same time as primary care appointments. These services include dental care, substance use treatment, mental health services , vision screenings, child development services, health education, prescription medications, domestic violence counseling, HIV services, street medicine for people experiencing homelessness and health insurance enrollment. For more information, visit VeniceFamilyClinic.org . Follow us on Facebook …

The Bizzell Group Launches the Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center to Aid in Behavioral Health Priorities | PR Newswire | 8/10/2020

… Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Food and Drug Administration National Institutes for Health (NIH) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) “At Bizzell, we are accelerating advancements in behavioral health, working with clients and agencies to prioritize prevention,” said Anton …

Two 17-year-olds put pandemic downtime to good use, creating websites to help others - OCRegister | 8/10/2020

… including his older brother, who is getting his master of public health degree from Harvard); the website lists resources in each of California’s 58 counties for people in need of help with food, housing, mental health services , utilities, etc. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) By Theresa Walker Orange County Register PUBLISHED: August 10, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. UPDATED: August 10, 2020 at 7:50 a.m. What can two …

Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria – Family Support Specialist | 8/10/2020

… the system of care. This position works with and around our children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630. SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Coordinate/facilitate delivery of youth and family based mental health services , funded under Circles of Care grant. 2. Engage family members in the community and advocate for the “family voice” to be included in all aspects of the grant. 3. Work in partnership with …

Receptionist/Administrator - Band 3 | 8/10/2020

… and community services to a population of over one million.In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system …

Rehabilitation General Practitioner, Magnolia Unit | 8/10/2020

… and community services to a population of over one million.In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system …

Staff Nurse - Band 5 | 8/10/2020

… and community services to a population of over one million.In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system …

Telehealth

National Addiction Expert Warns of Deepening Drug and Alcohol Epidemic as U.S. Overdose Deaths Soar | PR Newswire | 7/20/2020

… overdose or suicide. During the pandemic, call volume to the “ Disaster Distress Helpline “ at the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has increased 891 percent. “Despite the magnitude of the concurrent … existing laws need to be improved and enforced,” she said. Telehealth services have been essential during the pandemic and have helped millions of people receive treatment in the last few months. Congress needs to make …

Addiction Treatment

National Addiction Expert Warns of Deepening Drug and Alcohol Epidemic as U.S. Overdose Deaths Soar | PR Newswire | 7/20/2020

… overdose or suicide. During the pandemic, call volume to the “ Disaster Distress Helpline “ at the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has increased 891 percent. “Despite the magnitude of the concurrent … to save one million lives by providing comprehensive evidence-based addiction treatment at seven RCA treatment facilities in Devon, Pennsylvania ; South Amboy and Mays Landing, NJ ; Westminster and Danvers, Massachusetts ; and Earleville and Waldorf, Maryland …

Substance Abuse

National Addiction Expert Warns of Deepening Drug and Alcohol Epidemic as U.S. Overdose Deaths Soar | PR Newswire | 7/20/2020

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has increased 891 percent. “Despite the magnitude of the concurrent COVID-19 pandemic, we simply cannot drop our focus from the drug and alcohol crisis in this country,” said Dr. Deni Carise , Chief Science Officer at Recovery Centers of America (“RCA”) and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania . “Our loved ones and friends are dying from the disease of addiction …

Behavioral Health

Acadia Healthcare Opens Mental Health Unit With Tower Health - July 14, 2020 - Zacks.com | 7/14/2020

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. ( ACHC - Free Report ) has announced the opening of a behavioral health facility, Tower Behavioral Health, in a joint venture (JV) with Tower Health. The facility, located at 201 Wellness Way in … market. Per a 2018 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA), 19.1% of adults in the United States, aged 18 years or …

Population Health

Just 29% of substance abuse treatment centers only store health records electronically | Healthcare IT News | 7/6/2020

… Get Started WHY IT MATTERS The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, found that more than 20 million people in the United States … data is put to work informing patient care decisions and population health. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News …

Clinical Operations

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO | PR Newswire | 6/29/2020

CULVER CITY, Calif. , June 29, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services —a national leader in suicide prevention and one of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofits treating families, youth, and adults with mental illness and substance use … day.” Lyn Morris , LMFT, the current Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer in recognition of the broader role she will play supporting Dr. Goldfinger. Ms. Morris has more …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO | PR Newswire | 6/29/2020

CULVER CITY, Calif. , June 29, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services —a national leader in suicide prevention and one of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofits treating families, youth, and adults with mental illness and substance use … on improving children’s development and behavior services; and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on maternal-infant healthcare quality improvement. A long-time advocate for underserved communities in Los Angeles , Dr. Goldfinger completed …

Healthcare Policy

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Appoints Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, President & CEO and Promotes Senior Vice President Lyn Morris, LMFT, to COO | PR Newswire | 6/29/2020

CULVER CITY, Calif. , June 29, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services —a national leader in suicide prevention and one of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofits treating families, youth, and adults with mental illness and substance use … Hirsch successfully into the future because of his background in healthcare policy, clinical innovation, strategic partnerships and technology.” A nationally recognized pediatrician and advocate for the health and wellbeing of children and families, Dr. Goldfinger …

NIH

Building a PubMed knowledge graph | PR Newswire | 6/26/2020

… extracting bio-entities from 29 million PubMed abstracts, disambiguating author names, integrating funding data through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ExPORTER, collecting affiliation history and educational background of authors from ORCID ® , and identifying fine … Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Furthermore, it provides publications and patents citing support from these projects. It …

Health Research

COVID-19 tests industry’s mental health capacity | Modern Healthcare | 6/25/2020

… with employer-based insurance sought help for mental health as a result of COVID-19, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute survey from April 28 to May 8. An additional 18% reported plans … Research Institute. “There are a lot of benefit plans with mental health services not being taken advantage of, some of which include carve outs for mental health visits that have no cost sharing,” he said …

Clinical Research

Validation of the Transition Readiness and Appropriateness Measure (TRAM) for the Managing the Link and Strengthening Transition from Child to Adult Mental Healthcare in Europe (MILESTONE) study | BMJ | 6/24/2020

… 7 Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Hospital Center Split , Split , Croatia 8 Psychiatric Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit , Saint John of God Clinical Research Center , Brescia , Italy 9 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , Erasmus … kcl.ac.uk Abstract Objective Young people moving from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS) are faced with significant challenges. To improve this state of affairs, there needs to be …

Continuum of Care

NUWAY® and The Center for Practice Transformation at the University of Minnesota Research the Effects of Quality-Managed Recovery Housing on Addiction Treatment Outcomes | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

… Environments (R.I.S.E.) model of care that NUWAY launched in 2013. R.I.S.E. is designed to help NUWAY clients access a full continuum of care, including evidence-based addiction and mental health treatment, high-quality recovery housing … not live in recovery-oriented environments. “The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Surgeon General, and treatment professionals around the country state the importance of recovery housing. But few people have access to …

Behavioral Healthcare

NUWAY® and The Center for Practice Transformation at the University of Minnesota Research the Effects of Quality-Managed Recovery Housing on Addiction Treatment Outcomes | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

… chance of achieving long-term recovery than those who do not live in recovery-oriented environments. “The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Surgeon General, and treatment professionals around the country state the … this study, and ones like it, give NUWAY and other behavioral healthcare providers the data needed to advocate for ongoing support and funding from our policymakers.” Established in 1966, NUWAY is a non-profit, evidence …

Kaiser Family Foundation

25% of docs say prior authorization seriously affected a patient | Modern Healthcare | 6/23/2020

… requirements are needed to control healthcare costs and spending by reducing unnecessary care and limit fraud. According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicare Advantage plans tend to use prior authorization for high-cost services … enrollees signed up for plans that require prior authorization for mental health services. HHS’ Office of the Inspector General said in a 2018 report that Medicare Advantage plans often deny necessary care. Experts say plans …

Medicare Advantage

25% of docs say prior authorization seriously affected a patient | Modern Healthcare | 6/23/2020

Providers are pushing Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to force Medicare Advantage plans to streamline and standardize prior authorization and increase health plan transparency, among other things. Nearly 220 members of the House of Representatives … enrollees signed up for plans that require prior authorization for mental health services. HHS’ Office of the Inspector General said in a 2018 report that Medicare Advantage plans often deny necessary care. Experts say plans …

Community Health

Coronavirus daily news updates, June 18: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world | Seattle Times | 6/18/2020

… less than half of the state’s death toll. —Nicole Brodeur 1:42 pm King Co. Public Health sets up mobile testing, mental health services at CHOP Public Health - Seattle & King County has arranged for mobile testing … south King County. The sites are located at Sea Mar Community Health Centers at South Park, HealthPoint Auburn and at UW Mobile Clinic at Auburn City Adventist Church. This brings the total number of free …

Health Insurance Marketplace

Major Payers Find HHS Finalized Nondiscrimination Rule Too Narrow | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/15/2020

… Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part D plans. Also dental plans and catastrophic plans that are on the state or federal health insurance marketplaces fall under the Section 1557 rule. Dig Deeper Whereas the previous 2016 … Service non-Title I programs and activities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration non-Title I programs and activities Any HHS programs not under the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part B Federal Employees Health …

Medicare

Major Payers Find HHS Finalized Nondiscrimination Rule Too Narrow | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/15/2020

… only applies to private payers’ lines of business that receive federal funding, such as Affordable Care Act health plans, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part D plans. Also dental plans and catastrophic plans that are … Service non-Title I programs and activities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration non-Title I programs and activities Any HHS programs not under the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part B Federal Employees Health …

Department of Health and Human Services

Coronavirus creates danger of a spike in substance abuse | Washington Examiner | 5/26/2020

Department of Health and Human Services reported an in calls to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s crisis hotline between March 2019 and March 2020, with a 338% increase from February to March 2020 alone. Legal sales of alcohol and marijuana in March 2020 have skyrocketed. Those of us working in the addiction space must recognize the strengths of all types of treatment and recovery programs, including the strengths …

HIPAA

NewLeaf Brands Agrees to Acquire Mindleap Health Inc., Digital Health Platform to Combine Mood, Emotion and Habit Tracking With Tele-health in the Fight Against Mental Illness | PR Newswire | 5/21/2020

… has a proven track record in delivering software solutions on budget and on time. Mindleap’s developers have previously launched successful HIPAA compliant eHealth applications and, cumulatively, have developed over 200 software applications in the last … get us closer to our goal of improving access to mental health services for those that need them most.” The Global Telemedicine Market Size [3] was valued at USD 31.46 Billion in 2018 and is …

COVID-19

New leader announced as Hazelden Betty Ford in Naples marks 10th anniversary | 5/21/2020

NAPLES, Fla. , May 21, The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a leading national nonprofit provider of addiction treatment and mental health services, announced Ahmed Eid , a clinician with deep expertise in helping people recover from opioid … site in both residential and day-treatment services amid the COVID-19 pandemic—testing new patients for the coronavirus before they even begin treatment. Eid has served as interim director in Naples since mid-March …

Health Management

MAP Health Management Expands Peer Support Offering to Include Behavioral Health Conditions | PR Newswire | 5/12/2020

AUSTIN, Texas , May 12, MAP Health Management (“MAP”) today announced it has launched an expansion of its telehealth peer support services to also include broader behavioral health conditions. MAP will expand remote access to these … health and substance use conditions. Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Peer support offers a level of acceptance, understanding, and validation not found in many other professional relationships 2 .” “Impact is very …

Care Access

HHS Awards $450M for Community-Based SUD Care During Coronavirus | Patient Engagement HIT | 5/1/2020

Patient Care Access News HHS Awards $450M for Community-Based SUD Care During Coronavirus The HHS funding aims to expand and support community-based SUD clinics during which has seen reduced care access for non-COVID patients. Source: HHS By May 01, 2020 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $450 million to improve community-based mental and behavioral healthcare access, as well as respond to …

CDC

Paladina Health Announces COVID-19 Return to Work Program | 4/29/2020

… Paladina Health announces COVID-19 return to work program As states and municipalities are now beginning to lift restrictions, the CDC reports that just 1 percent of Americans have been tested for the virus, and … 24/7 access to virtual and in-person medical care and mental health services. Across the board, employers are seeking to instill confidence among employees that the workplace is safe. Paladina Health’s program is designed to …

Telepsychiatry

Lief Therapeutics Announces Agreement with Genoa Telepsychiatry to Launch Nationwide Remote Mental Health Service | PRWeb | 4/16/2020

Lief Therapeutics Announces Agreement with Genoa Telepsychiatry to Launch Nationwide Remote Mental Health Service Share Article Lief’s agreement with Genoa Telepsychiatry enables individuals to access innovative mental health care solutions directly, cutting down on wait … to-face contact. Lief Therapeutics provides seamless access to tele-mental health services through its remote patient monitoring platform, which includes a discreet wearable device and virtual behavioral health coaches. Aiding access to remote monitoring …

UnitedHealth

Optum’s presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/16/2020

During the last year, Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s pharmacy benefit manager and care services group, has continued to grow as a major presence in the healthcare industry. Here’s a timeline of Optum’s key updates, reported by … with AbleTo, a New York-based telehealth company focused on mental health services, as a potential target for acquisition. May 18, 2020: Optum begins a new contract with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville to …

UnitedHealth Group

Optum’s presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/16/2020

During the last year, Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s pharmacy benefit manager and care services group, has continued to grow as a major presence in the healthcare industry. Here’s a timeline of Optum’s key updates, reported by … with AbleTo, a New York-based telehealth company focused on mental health services, as a potential target for acquisition. May 18, 2020: Optum begins a new contract with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville to …

OptumRx

Optum’s presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/16/2020

… Andrew Witty announces Optum is taking a “city by city” approach when rolling out its healthcare initiatives. Dec. 9, 2019: OptumRx announces it will pay about $4 per share in cash for Flint, Mich.-based … with AbleTo, a New York-based telehealth company focused on mental health services, as a potential target for acquisition. May 18, 2020: Optum begins a new contract with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville to …

Amazon Health

New Book by Positive Psychology Experts Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos Offers a Practical Guide to Thriving During Uncertain Times | PR Newswire | 5/5/2020

… with business consultant and founder of Fresh Biz Solutions, Konstantinos Apostolopoulos , have released their highly anticipated book, available now on Amazon. Continue Reading 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis … Elia is Certified by the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental health Services having assisted in the front lines in natural and other disasters. https://www.dreliagourgouris.com/ About Konstantinos Apostolopoulos Konstantinos Apostolopoulos is an international speaker …

Microsoft Health

Lessons from large employers’ efforts to boost workers’ mental health | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… O’Driscoll said. RELATED: National Business Group on Health execs offer 2020 outlook on uptick in virtual care, impact of Amazon Microsoft, for example, wanted to offer an employee assistance program (EAP) globally but did not … have taken steps to ease criminalization and promote access to mental health services, according to the report. O’Driscoll said partnerships with policymakers and local community groups is critical to advancing these programs. “It’s really a …

Optum

Optum targets telehealth provider for $470M acquisition: 5 details | 4/28/2020

Optum is trying to purchase a virtual therapy provider for $470 million, according to CNBC . Four things to know: 1. Optum, which is part of UnitedHealth Group, is in talks with AbleTo, a New York-based telehealth company focused on mental health services. The company is seeing an uptick in users during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. There are some insurers that cover AbleTo’s main services and it also offers …

AbleTo

Optum targets telehealth provider for $470M acquisition: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/28/2020

Optum is trying to purchase a virtual therapy provider for $470 million, according to CNBC . Four things to know: 1. Optum, which is part of UnitedHealth Group, is in talks with AbleTo, a New York-based telehealth company focused on mental health services. The company is seeing an uptick in users during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. There are some insurers that cover AbleTo’s main services and it also offers …

Abbott Laboratories

Global Specimen Validity Testing Market 2020-2024 | Evolving Opportunities with Abbott Laboratories and Alfa Scientific Designs Inc. | Technavio | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 4/28/2020

… second for 50% off. Buy 2 Technavio reports and get the third for free. Major Five Specimen Validity Testing Companies: Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories operates its business through segments such as Established Pharmaceuticals, Nutritionals, Diagnostics … offers urine drug testing services through its Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)1-certified laboratories. It offers specimen validity testing to detect adulterants or specimen substitution resulting from a donor’s attempts to …

Teladoc

Leading Provider in Telemedicine, Teladoc Health to Benefit from Consumer Shift Triggered by COVID-19 | 4/16/2020

DUBLIN The “Telemedicine Leader: Teladoc Health, Inc.” company profile has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report evaluates the telemedicine market leader, Teladoc Health Inc. It also provides an overview of the telemedical industry, technologies … platform and program services, guidance and support, expert medical services, mental health services, telehealth, and integrated virtual care. Their business model involves contracting with individuals, healthcare insurers, employers, healthcare systems and hospitals for their remote …

Omada Health

COVID-19 is changing everything. Here’s what that means for diabetes | FierceHealthcare | 4/13/2020

… our approach,” Petrov said. That’s a trend that’s not limited to Blue Shield and Yes Health. Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health, said that his company has a seen its diabetes patients increase their use … extraordinary levels of anxiety.” RELATED: Hims & Hers expands into virtual mental health services Chronic care management companies and their health plan partners have also been forced to quickly roll out options to help people work …

Walmart Health

Covid-19 worries cause companies to seek mental health tools - MedCity News | 4/12/2020

… its own toll on their health. The Disaster Distress Helpline, a federal crisis hotline operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has seen a spike in calls of more than 300% since … connects users to moderated peer support groups, recently brought on Walmart as a client and is working with other Fortune 50 companies, “We’ve had no lack of interest among health plans,” Founder and CEO Helena …

Lyra Health

Covid-19 worries cause companies to seek mental health tools - MedCity News | 4/12/2020

… its own toll on their health. The Disaster Distress Helpline, a federal crisis hotline operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has seen a spike in calls of more than 300% since … and their families, through a partnership with mental health startup Lyra Health. Another mental health, Supportiv, said it had seen increased interest from employers. The company, which connects users to moderated peer support groups, recently …

Purdue Pharma

Monday, December 16, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/16/2019

… a plastic surface – a treated form of transparent wrap – which repels all kinds of bacteria. (Woodyatt, 12/13) Opioid Crisis How Purdue Pharma Is Cashing In On Both Sides Of The Opioid Epidemic One of the … State Opioid Response funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and almost $12 million in additional funding for year one. (Solomon, 12/15) And in another kind of prescription drug crisis — The …

Aspire Health

HEALTH MATTERS: Access to mental health services key issue in Central Florida | 12/4/2019

… as the three biggest issues Central Floridians face today. The CHNA was conducted by AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, Orlando Health, Aspire Health Partners and local health departments from the four-county region, as well as … assessment).” “A majority of the community respondents indicated challenges (accessing) mental health services, knowing where to go for the services or even being able to afford them,” Ackerman said. “Another thing that bubbled up around …

Cerner

Glitch With Diabetes Monitors Drives Home Dangers Of Depending On Technology | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe Medical, a medical transcription service the tech giant said is designed to make clinical documentation more efficient. Cerner Corp., which entered into a cloud collaboration with Amazon this summer, has already signed on as a customer of the new machine-learning service. Cerner is using …

MDLIVE

Motivo Raises $2.2M Seed Round to Launch First Tele-supervision Marketplace | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

… At Motivo, we aim to make supervision easier and more accessible than ever before.” According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 55% of U.S. counties—all rural—have no practicing mental … founder of Breakthrough Behavioral, a telemental health platform acquired by MDLIVE in 2014, said, “It’s pretty uncommon in 2019 to find a market that is large, untapped, pursuable without hard tech, and highly defensible. Motivo …

WebMD

Election 2019- Where Do the Parties Stand on Health? | Medscape | 12/2/2019

… measures included: A commitment to spend £10 billion in capital to make “necessary investments” in equipment, hospitals, community, ambulance, and mental health services buildings Ensuring freedom of movement and mutual recognition of clinical qualifications Measures … the SNP manifesto and the Conseratives’ vaccine reminder system. © 2019 WebMD, LLC Send comments and news tips to . Cite this: Peter Russell. Election 2019: Where Do the Parties Stand on Health? - Medscape - Nov 26, 2019 …

Quartet Health

Quartet Health is partnering with Cambia Health Solutions - Business Insider | 12/2/2019

… inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. New York-based behavioral health startup Quartet Health capped off its Series D funding round with an additional $7.5 million and … enabled platform to pinpoint docs' patients in need of mental health services, quickly link them with mental health pros in Quartet's network, and open the line of communication between primary care physicians …

Walgreens Healthcare

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… reported by Becker’s Hospital Review since October. 1. Under a multiyear agreement, UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores across the U.S.2. Walmart said its expanded telehealth pilot, announced in October … that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7. Pennsylvania insurance regulators fined UnitedHealthcare after an investigation found the …

Universal Health Services

Global Behavioral Health Markets, 2017-2019 and Forecast to 2027 - Acquisition & Partnerships by Service Providers in the U.S. and U.K. - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 11/25/2019

… 7.1. Introduction & Definition 7.2. Market Value Forecast, by Service, 2017-2027 7.2.1. Inpatient Hospital Treatment Services 7.2.2. Outpatient Counselling 7.2.3. Emergency Mental Health Services 7.2.4. Home-based Treatment Services 7.2.5. Others 7.3. Market Attractiveness, by Service … Overview 14.3.2. CareTech Holdings PLC 14.3.3. The MENTOR Network 14.3.4. Universal Health Services Inc. 14.3.5. Behavioral Health Network Inc. 14.3.6. North Range Behavioral Health 14.3.7. Strategic Behavioral Health 14.3.8. Ascension Seton 14.3.9. Pyramid Healthcare 14.3.10 …

Netsmart

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Selects Netsmart CareManager to Support Its Population Health Management Activities | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.- Healthcare IT partner Netsmart has announced its partnership with the Population Health division of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). The New York-based healthcare organization will utilize Netsmart CareManager … end of life, as well as an array of community mental health services. VNSNY also delivers private pay care management and home health aide services through its Partners in Care business unit , and operates a …

Wolters Kluwer

Healthcare Times - Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: | 11/19/2019

Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: Emerging Evidence on Off-Site Integrated Care Programs Newswise — November 19 , 2019 – Three models of off-site integrated care can help to meet the growing need for mental health services in children and adolescents , according to a report in the November/December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Led by Andrea …

Siemens

Visiongain Report Claims there is Huge Potential Within the $34bn Immunochemistry Reagents, Analyzers and Test Kits Market | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

… and generic drugs revenue forecasts from 2019-2029 of these selected leading companies: • Abbott • bioMerieux • Danaher • Fujirebio • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics • Roche • Siemens • Sysmex Corporation • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Trivitron Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. • Qualitative analysis of the generic … Span Diagnostics State Food and Drug Administration Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suyog Diagnostics Sysmex Thermo Fisher Scientific Transasia Tulip Diagnostics United Nations United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) United …

Celgene

Reuters Health News Summary | Yahoo News | 11/9/2019

… Americans spending more out-of-pocket on mental health than physical health Many insured Americans go out of network for mental health services, a new study suggests, despite the higher costs to them and despite … Prevention reported 1,888 cases and 37 deaths from the illness. Celgene’s drug for anemia in beta thalassemia priced at $3,441/ 25 mg vial Celgene Corp’s treatment for anemia in patients with beta thalassemia, a rare …

Amwell

Telehealth Task Force Eyes New Bills to Expand Mental Health Services | mHealth Intelligence | 11/8/2019

Telehealth News Telehealth Task Force Eyes New Bills to Expand Mental Health Services A telehealth task force in South Dakota will recommend three new bills for next year’s Legislative session, all designed to improve access to mental health care throughout the state. Source: ThinkStock By November 08, 2019 - A group of South Dakota lawmakers is recommending expanding the state’s telehealth laws to improve access to telemental health. The Legislature’s group …

Optum Ventures

Optum targets telehealth provider for $470M acquisition: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/28/2020

… mental health services. The company is seeing an uptick in users during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. There are some insurers that cover AbleTo’s main services and it also offers free tools for managing stress and supporting employees, among others. 3. In 2019, Optum Ventures invested in AbleTo. The company’s other investors include Bain Capital Ventures and Aetna. 4. The $470 million transaction values AbleTo at about 10 times forward …

Report: Optum in talks to buy virtual therapy provider for $470 million | The Business Journals | 4/28/2020

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’ s Optum unit is reportedly pursuing an acquisition of AbleTo , a New York provider of remote mental health services, for about $470 million. CNBC, citing sources familiar with the matter, said that … therapists and coaches. The two companies already have a history. Optum Ventures, the company’s investment unit, participated in AbleTo’s Series D round last year. And AbleTo’s CEO, who joined in 2018 , previously worked for UnitedHealth …

F-Prime Capital Partners

Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with Cambia Health Solutions | MobiHealthNews | 12/2/2019

The deal will help connect Cambia’s regional health plan members in Washington and other nearby states to appropriate mental health services. Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with … and follows eight-digit rounds headed by GV in 2016 , F-Prime Capital Partners and Polaris in 2018 and Centene Corporation in June . The platform has seen a number of deployments and partnerships similar to …

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… 7.2 million members. RELATED: Anthem to acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

California Health Care Foundation

Discovery Behavioral Health Acquires ARC Treatment Center | PR Newswire | 11/15/2019

LOS ANGELES , Nov. 15, Discovery Behavioral Health, a nationwide leader in mental health services, has acquired Authentic Recovery Center (ARC), located in West Los Angeles . The multi-faceted treatment center offers a wide range of … more than tripled between 2006 and 2017, according to the California Health Care Foundation. Fentanyl, the powerful opioid mainly associated with a surge in overdose deaths on the East Coast in the last two years …

The U.S. Needs a Mental Health Czar | 11/14/2019

… mental health services. A survey published in January by the California Health Care Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than half of those surveyed thought their communities lacked adequate mental health care providers and that most people with mental health conditions are unable to get needed services. These statistics indicate that there is a gap in state and federal oversight of public mental health. The federal office …

New Leaf Venture Partners

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… sciences and clinical services. It is planning to expand globally within the next two years. Ginger focuses on providing digital mental health services including behavior health coaching, video therapy, tele-psychiatry visits and other self … containing no information that would risk exposing patient identity. $25.00 New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures This new round will help the company beef up the functionality of its platform as well as its …

Braeburn Announces Completion of $110 Million Financing | PR Newswire | 1/10/2018

… financing led by Wellington Capital Management. Other new investors participating in the financing include Avista Capital Partners, RA Capital Management, New Leaf Venture Partners, Deerfield Management, and Rock Springs Capital. Apple Tree Partners, the sole … 1.1 million received MAT, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. According to the chair of the American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force, only 20 percent of those who need treatment are …

Norwest Venture Partners

Talkspace announces $50M Series D, expands services to over 5M lives | 6/20/2019

… Norwest Venture Partners, Qumra Capital, Spark Capital and Compound Ventures, amongst others, will also participate in the round. Patrick Conroy of Revolution Growth will join the Talkspace board of directors.Talkspace will use the investment to expand access to mental health services and improve quality of care through its national network of over 5,000 licensed, credentialed providers. This funding will accelerate the growth of Talkspace’s commercial business, where it partners with …

Talkspace announces USD 50M Series D, expands services to over 5M lives | 6/20/2019

… Norwest Venture Partners, Qumra Capital, Spark Capital and Compound Ventures, amongst others, will also participate in the round. Patrick Conroy of Revolution Growth will join the Talkspace board of directors.Talkspace will use the investment to expand access to mental health services and improve quality of care through its national network of over 5,000 licensed, credentialed providers. This funding will accelerate the growth of Talkspace’s commercial business, where it partners with …

Polaris Partners

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and expansion nationwide, the company said. “We … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and expansion nationwide, the company said. “We … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Oak HC/FT

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and expansion nationwide … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and expansion nationwide … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

F-Prime Capital

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… 7.2 million members. RELATED: Anthem to acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

RELATED: Anthem to acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Google Ventures

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Nokia Growth Partners

Louis Theroux Investigates Depression, Anxiety And Psychosis In New Moms | Forbes | 5/6/2019

… MBRRACE-UK ) In almost half of the UK, pregnant women and new mothers have no access to specialist community maternal mental health services ( Maternal Mental Health Alliance ) Maternal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1bn … they raised a $20M series B back in 2016 from Nokia Growth Partners. Juno Health is a new startup that I support on our accelerator programme. They are on a mission to use technology to …

Louis Theroux Investigates Depression, Anxiety And Psychosis In New Mums | Forbes | 5/6/2019

… MBRRACE-UK ) In almost half of the UK, pregnant women and new mothers have no access to specialist community maternal mental health services ( Maternal Mental Health Alliance ) Maternal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1bn … they raised a $20M series B back in 2016 from Nokia Growth Partners. Juno Health is a new startup that I support on our accelerator programme. They are on a mission to use technology to …

Hackensack Meridian

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Reaches Major Milestone and Operates as Independent School | PR Newswire | 7/16/2020

Hackensack Meridian Health Seton Hall University (PRNewsfoto/Hackensack Meridian School of…) NUTLEY, N.J. Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University have announced that the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has been established as an independent … U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) grant program, which allows students at the School of Medicine, the Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences and the …

Medical Center

Central Maine Hospital Gets Help to Address Youth Trauma | U.S. News & World Report | 5/16/2020

Medical Center in Augusta said the facility has received the five-year grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The hospital said the grant will help make improvements to its pediatric center. The hospital will be able to provide training for up to 100 providers for children who have experienced trauma or are in high-risk situations. It will …

NYU Langone Health

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program & Student Mental Health Services at New York City-based NYU Langone Health, said her organization saw lower numbers of mental health referrals among front-line employees in the early stage of the pandemic, which she attributed to demands on people’s time. But as the average number of COVID-19 patients decreases, the organization is seeing …

Northwell Health

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… these negative effects, and some said they already are seeing upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program … spiritual component, a chaplain. At New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, tents are set up outside healthcare facilities where employees can get refreshments and take a mental break and learn about the many behavioral …

Sinai Health System

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… these negative effects, and some said they already are seeing upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program … have access to for stress reduction and management. Chicago-based Sinai Health System has expanded a program — initially designed to support workers who care for trauma patients in the emergency department — to all health system …

Memorial Hospital

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… Gooch - Print Email Psychiatric advanced practice nurse Alan “Tony” Amberg, MSN, APRN, is a familiar face at Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Mr. Amberg’s job has always focused on mental health issues and reducing the … upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program & Student Mental Health Services at New York City-based NYU …

Meridian Health

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… these negative effects, and some said they already are seeing upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program … at its hospitals, Dr. Ackerman said. Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health reported that usage of the health system’s employee assistance program, which provides mental health services, climbed from 11 percent last year to 15 …

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… Kelly Gooch - Print Email Psychiatric advanced practice nurse Alan “Tony” Amberg, MSN, APRN, is a familiar face at Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Mr. Amberg’s job has always focused on mental health issues and reducing … upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program & Student Mental Health Services at New York City-based NYU …

Memorial Hospital, York PA

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… Gooch - Print Email Psychiatric advanced practice nurse Alan “Tony” Amberg, MSN, APRN, is a familiar face at Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Mr. Amberg’s job has always focused on mental health issues and reducing the … upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program & Student Mental Health Services at New York City-based NYU …

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

‘We’re not out of the woods’: How hospitals are looking out for their staffs’ mental health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/14/2020

… Kelly Gooch - Print Email Psychiatric advanced practice nurse Alan “Tony” Amberg, MSN, APRN, is a familiar face at Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Mr. Amberg’s job has always focused on mental health issues and reducing … upticks in employee reports of depression and anxiety or seeking mental health services related. Marra Ackerman, MD, director of the House Staff Mental Health Program & Student Mental Health Services at New York City-based NYU …

UPMC

Lessons from large employers’ efforts to boost workers’ mental health | FierceHealthcare | 5/5/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … have taken steps to ease criminalization and promote access to mental health services, according to the report. O’Driscoll said partnerships with policymakers and local community groups is critical to advancing these programs. “It’s really a …

Mercy

Coronavirus: Homeless shelters run low on cash, volunteers | CNBC | 4/16/2020

… for these folks” like trailers, motels and large tents, which can become costly measures, said Larry Haynes, executive director of Mercy House, a California nonprofit that provides about 1,200 beds in emergency shelters. It’s difficult … to keep their services available. At Mustard Seed, for example, mental health services are now virtual. “But our ladies are saying it’s not the same as having the one-on-one meeting with a therapist …

Harvard Medical School

Federal database of addiction treatment providers outdated, study finds - The Boston Globe | 1/8/2020

… Harvard Medical School. Advertisement At issue is the Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which lists practitioners authorized to treat opioid addiction with buprenorphine, a drug commonly known by a trade name, Suboxone. The web page invites patients to search for clinicians by city, state, or zip code. The researchers pulled up the names of the 505 providers listed for 10 counties with …

NYC Health

Readers sound off on health care after 9/11, airline fees and traditional church services | 12/4/2019

NYC Health + Hospitals has three Word Trade Center clinics that provide comprehensive medical and mental health services to individuals affected by the tragedy. Eligible New Yorkers include those who lived, worked, or went to school or day care in Manhattan south of Houston St. or in northwest areas of Brooklyn, between Sept. 11, 2001, and July 31, 2002; anyone who was present in the dust or the dust cloud on …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Servicemember, Family, and Veteran Suicides and Prevention Strategies | US Seante | 12/4/2019

Department of Veterans Affairs Adobe Acrobat Document Download Testimony Dr. Richard McKeon, Ph.D Suicide Prevention Branch Chief, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services Adobe Acrobat Document Biography Adobe Acrobat Document Download Testimony Dr. Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D. McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Adobe Acrobat Document Download Testimony Disability …

Highmark Health

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services | Healthcare Dive | 12/3/2019

… texting (27.3%). They’re planning to add or expand in a variety of areas including palliative care, veteran-specific care and mental health services. When asked about the top challenges they face, hiring qualified staff ranked … threatening conditions, has inked contracts with Ascension, CommonSpirit Health, and Highmark Health

Ascension

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services | Healthcare Dive | 12/3/2019

… texting (27.3%). They’re planning to add or expand in a variety of areas including palliative care, veteran-specific care and mental health services. When asked about the top challenges they face, hiring qualified staff ranked … recovering from non-life-threatening conditions, has inked contracts with Ascension, CommonSpirit Health, and Highmark Health …

Kaiser Permanente

Millennials place mental health at center of future of work | 11/29/2019

… Kaiser Permanente, Bernard Tyson Johnson, who championed improving the global health care system. Johnson hosted a mental health and wellness summit at the 2019 World Economic Forum 8 that focused on four pillars: 1) reducing the stigma of mental health by encouraging open dialogue; 2) tackling inequity in mental health care; 3) moving from sick care to well care by focusing on prevention; and 4) integrating mental health services into …

McLean Hospital

Parental marijuana use was associated with elevated risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring living in the same household | 11/28/2019

Posted November 27th, 2019 for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis… Wednesday, November 27, 2019 On Friday, JAMA Network Open published critical information for parents across the nation. The article indicates that recent and … Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse and McLean Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. First, this article shows that parental past-year marijuana use is consistently associated with increased unadjusted …

UVA Health System

Readers React: UVA Doctors Outraged Over Their Own Health System’s Billing Practices | Kaiser Health News | 11/23/2019

… a href=”https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2019-10-17%20CEG%20to%20UVA%20Health%20System.pdf” letter /a on Oct. 17 to the UVA Health System’s acting executive vice president for Health Affairs that detailed questions about billing … drugs in order to respond appropriately. In Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2018 report “Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States,” the percentages of adults who used illicit drugs …

Penn Medicine

Online Reviews Reveal Need for Specialized Drug Treatment Facility Assessments | 11/22/2019

Penn Medicine researchers which was published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . Using a machine learning application, researchers uncovered the most common themes associated with facilities’ reviews on Google and Yelp, then compared them to a survey run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) — the most widespread evaluation method currently used for these facilities. However, that survey is intended to be an inventory of …

Massachusetts General Hospital

New mental health services for veterans, military families | 11/22/2019

More than 100,000 veterans reside in Southwest Florida, yet many former service members across the state are lacking access to needed mental health services. Recently, a new collaboration aims to increase the availability of mental health services to area veterans and their families. Home Base Southwest Florida, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, announced its expansion and clinical partnership with Lee Health to offer mental health services

Spectrum Health

Severe Pregnancy-related Depression May be Rooted in Inflammation | 11/21/2019

Mental Health Services and Michigan State University , analyzed blood samples from 165 patient volunteers at Pine Rest’s Mother and Baby Program and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. They found that several inflammatory factors appear to contribute to pregnancy-related depression onset and severity. Levels of IL-6 and IL-8 — both inflammatory chemicals called cytokines — were elevated while levels of another cytokine called IL …

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Healthcare Times - Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: | 11/19/2019

mental health services in children and adolescents , according to a report in the November/December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Led by Andrea E. Spencer, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine and Rheanna E. Platt, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the researchers analyzed available evidence on direct and remote approaches to integrating mental …

Boston University School of Medicine

Healthcare Times - Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: | 11/19/2019

mental health services in children and adolescents , according to a report in the November/December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Led by Andrea E. Spencer, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine and Rheanna E. Platt, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the researchers analyzed available evidence on direct and remote approaches to integrating mental …

Health Net

Digital mental health program headlines enhancements to Green Shield Canada individual health and dental plans | Globe Newswire | 6/18/2020

… enhancements with this in mind.” This is one of several steps taken by GSC during the pandemic to bring proven mental health services within easier reach, headlined by the sponsorship of Stronger Minds – a no … Health Association Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health SCOPE – University Health Network “It’s in GSC’s DNA to step up in moments like this,” adds Blomeley. “The rapid uptake for Stronger Minds has highlighted the need …

Premera Blue Cross

Optum’s presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/16/2020

… the system remain independent and become more competitive in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sept. 9, 2019: Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross co-lead a $24 million series B financing round for Vim, a … with AbleTo, a New York-based telehealth company focused on mental health services, as a potential target for acquisition. May 18, 2020: Optum begins a new contract with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville to …

Cigna

Cigna Foundation Announces Availability Of $5 Million In Grants To Address Children’s Mental Health, Childhood Hunger | PR Newswire | 6/15/2020

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. , June 15, The Cigna Foundation is inviting nonprofits working to create greater access to mental health services to apply for funding through its Healthier Kids For Our Future SM grant program. The program will provide up to a total of $5 million in grants to community organizations over the next year. Healthier Kids For Our Future SM is a five-year, $25 million global initiative to improve the …

Indian Health Service

Major Payers Find HHS Finalized Nondiscrimination Rule Too Narrow | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/15/2020

Indian Health Service non-Title I programs and activities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration non-Title I programs and activities Any HHS programs not under the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part B Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Church plans Excepted benefits Short-term limited duration plans (the only one explicitly called out in the fact sheet) HHS also eliminated the entire definitions section. The department defended this move …

Humana

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

Humana saw their shares rise on new developments that may diminish the chance for “Medicare for All” being implemented in the near future.4. UnitedHealth appointed Sir Andrew Witty as its president Nov. 11. 5. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth, is facing another lawsuit that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7 …

UnitedHealthcare

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… UnitedHealth Group’s business transactions, leadership and legal dealings reported by Becker’s Hospital Review since October. 1. Under a multiyear agreement, UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores across the U.S.2. Walmart … that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7. Pennsylvania insurance regulators fined UnitedHealthcare after an investigation found the …

Aetna

Workit Health’s Digital Addiction Care Joins the Aetna Network | PRWeb | 11/12/2019

… nation’s leading provider of digital addiction care, including telemedicine for opioid use disorder, is now an in-network provider with Aetna Behavioral Health. Workit Health’s online addiction care program offers therapy and medication management from … its foundation, including Itai Danovitch, MD, the Commissioner of California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Both the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have awarded Workit Health grants. Workit …

TennCare

Louisiana Sued Over Allegations Medicaid Program Failed To Provide Children With Mental Health Services | Kaiser Health News | 11/11/2019

… U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge, argues that the state has violated federal laws by failing to offer children intensive mental health services, instead relying on psychiatric institutions and the juvenile justice system to stabilize … revealed since this summer. (Howatt and Serres, 11/10) Nashville Tennessean: TennCare Hacked: Magellan Data Breach Leaves Nearly 44,000 People At Risk The private information of nearly 44,000 TennCare members may have been stolen by a …

AmeriHealth

Improving Health Care Infrastructure to Rural Populations Key to Reducing Health Disparities | Business Wire | 9/24/2019

… rural populations. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190924006005/en/ Infographic courtesy AmeriHealth Caritas Dr. Andrea Gelzer, senior vice president of medical affairs for AmeriHealth Caritas , a … expectancies . 4 In addition, data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds higher rates of underage drinking, binge drinking, and cigarette smoking in non-metro areas than in metro areas. 5 “The …

Amerihealth Caritas

Improving Health Care Infrastructure to Rural Populations Key to Reducing Health Disparities | Business Wire | 9/24/2019

… rural populations. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190924006005/en/ Infographic courtesy AmeriHealth Caritas Dr. Andrea Gelzer, senior vice president of medical affairs for AmeriHealth Caritas , a … expectancies . 4 In addition, data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds higher rates of underage drinking, binge drinking, and cigarette smoking in non-metro areas than in metro areas. 5 “The …

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… The New York City-based startup announced partnerships with Chicago-based IlliniCare Health, a Medicaid health plan in Illinois, and Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Medicaid health plan with 450,000 members across Louisiana. Both health plans … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Gateway Health

Highmark Health’s Multipronged War on Opioids Demonstrates Results | PRWeb | 4/16/2019

Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that will support the implementation and evaluation of enhanced substance use screening and intervention services in the primary care setting. Additionally, AHN and Gateway Health have partnered to launch an Enhanced Pain Management Program which takes a novel, holistic approach to treating a patient’s pain without opioids. The first such clinic has opened at the AHN Institute for Pain Medicine near West Penn Hospital, with …

Network Health

Highmark Health’s Multipronged War on Opioids Demonstrates Results | PRWeb | 4/16/2019

… organization, also announced today two major new initiatives which aim to further curb the opioid epidemic in western Pennsylvania. The network has received a $5 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that will support the implementation and evaluation of enhanced substance use screening and intervention services in the primary care setting. Additionally, AHN and Gateway Health have partnered to launch an Enhanced Pain …

John Minchillo

As violence surges in Mayor de Blasio’s New York, critics question his approach | NY Daily News | 7/16/2020

… York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, left, speaks alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference in New York. (John Minchillo/AP) The mayor’s approach — one where he highlights violence interrupters and seems to … mediating disputes between gang members before they turn violent, offering mental health services and pointing at-risk people to long- and short-term job opportunities. The scene of a shooting is pictured Monday, July 13 …

Alex Azar

HHS revises substance abuse patient records confidentiality rule: 5 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/15/2020

… regulation for patients’ substance abuse treatment records. Five things to know: 1. The updated rule from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration aims to improve care coordination and limit provider burden while supporting … seek treatment, and find the road to recovery,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in the news release . “…Thanks to the valuable input of stakeholders, our final rule will make it easier for Americans to seek …

Nancy Pelosi

Former Top General Signals He Won’t Lead Coronavirus Oversight Panel | Kaiser Health News | 7/15/2020

… has withdrawn his name from consideration to chair a coronavirus oversight panel created by the March relief package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were looking at … share more patient information, according to HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (Brady, 7/13) CNN: Trump’s Former Physician Ronny Jackson Wins GOP Primary Runoff For Texas Congressional Seat Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald …

Doris Matsui

Pallone on Committee Passage of 17 Health Bills | US House of Representatives | 7/15/2020

Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Bill Johnson (R-OH). The legislation would permanently include a patient’s home as an eligible originating site for mental health services delivered via telehealth and remove Medicare’s geographic restrictions for such services, enabling providers to be reimbursed by Medicare for mental health services delivered via telehealth in urban and rural areas and in the patient’s home. The bill was favorably reported, as amended, by voice …

Elinore McCance-Katz

HHS approves substance abuse care coordination rule | Modern Healthcare | 7/13/2020

Mental Health Services Administration. While the changes should boost information-sharing among providers, insurers, government agencies and law enforcement, patients will still have to agree to share information under most circumstances. “Modernizing 42 CFR Part 2 will strengthen the nation’s efforts to reduce opioid misuse and abuse and to support patients and their families confronting substance use disorders,” said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, HHS assistant secretary for mental health and …

Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds will use $50 million in federal funds to boost Iowa mental health services | Des Moines Register | 7/8/2020

Stephen Gruber-Miller Des Moines Register Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is putting an additional $50 million in federal stimulus money toward the state’s mental health services, in part to address the increased need for help during the coronavirus pandemic, she announced Tuesday. Much of the money, $30 million, will help the state’s 14 mental health and disability services regions pay for ongoing adult and children’s mental health services and meet …

Laura Wood

It is Likely That Demand for Online Therapy Will Continue After in Person Sessions Resume Post COVID-19 | Globe Newswire | 7/7/2020

… mental health practitioners have been unable to see patients in person and so have made the move to offering online mental health services. The CARES act included $425 million for mental health and substance abuse … Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call …

Patrick J. Kennedy

CHESS Health Partners with Psych Hub to Support Patients with Substance Use Disorders | PRWeb | 7/7/2020

… Innovation in the way we support those with substance use disorders has never been more important,” said former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, co-founder of Psych Hub. “We must prioritize digital connection to quality … CHESS Health has received recognition from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), the Journal of Substance Abuse and the Surgeon General. For more information …

Susan Herman

Collision from Home: ACLU: 2015 Report Proved Minneapolis Police Department was ‘Highly Racist’ | PR Newswire | 6/26/2020

TORONTO , June 25, ACLU president Susan Herman today said a 2015 report on the Minneapolis police proved the department was “highly racist” – five years before one of its members killed George Floyd this May. Herman … people who are acting strangely. So if we had real mental health services to deal with these people, or if we dealt with homelessness or drug addiction, in ways other than having the police have …

Joe Procopio

Leading Mental Health Treatment Center for Young Adults, Newport Institute, Launches Website to Expand Reach to Young Adults Nationally | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

… Bay Area , Greater Los Angeles Area , and will open additional locations later in the year. Newport Institute offers immersive, primary mental health services for young adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression and suicidality, and who … and anxiety among the 18-27-year-old age group,” said Joe Procopio , CEO of Newport Healthcare. “Newport Institute is a leader in evidence-based healing and we are excited to launch this new website which …

David Geffen

New Data from the RECOVER™ Study Reveal Two-Year Outcomes in People with Opioid Use Disorder Following Transition from Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trials to a Real-World Setting | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

… its treatment is complex and multifaceted,” said the study’s lead author, Walter Ling , MD, Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA . “These findings show that long-term treatment with counseling … Department of Health and Human (HHS), Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA). Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction . HHS Publication No. (SMA) 09-4443, First printed 2009. Revised …

Walter Ling

New Data from the RECOVER™ Study Reveal Two-Year Outcomes in People with Opioid Use Disorder Following Transition from Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trials to a Real-World Setting | PR Newswire | 6/24/2020

… 2020 . “Opioid use disorder is a chronic disease and its treatment is complex and multifaceted,” said the study’s lead author, Walter Ling , MD, Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA … Department of Health and Human (HHS), Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA). Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction . HHS Publication No. (SMA) 09-4443, First printed 2009. Revised …

Jeffrey Katz

Oprah Winfrey built a $2.6 billion fortune off of her beloved talk show. From a $25 million private jet to multiple island homes, here’s how the media mogul makes and spends her fortune. | Business Insider | 6/19/2020

… Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hollywood veteran who went from dropping out of college to founding DreamWorks and creating struggling streaming service Quibi SEE ALSO: The life and career of Bethenny Frankel, a reality TV star and businesswoman who sold her company for $100 million DON’T MISS: Beyoncé just pledged $6 million toward mental health services during the pandemic. Here’s how she spends her $400 million fortune, from yachting vacations to a …

Susan Collins

Maine to Get Boost Addressing Substance Use, Mental Health | U.S. News & World Report | 6/17/2020

… Mental Health Services. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, a Republican, and Angus King, an independent, said the money will help the state treat “heartbreaking disorders that have taken a toll on far too many of our peers, friends, and neighbors.” The senators said the federal money will also help outreach and case management programs that deal with mental health and substance abuse disorders in Maine. They said the funding boost will …

Angus King

Maine to Get Boost Addressing Substance Use, Mental Health | U.S. News & World Report | 6/17/2020

… Mental Health Services. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, a Republican, and Angus King, an independent, said the money will help the state treat “heartbreaking disorders that have taken a toll on far too many of our peers, friends, and neighbors.” The senators said the federal money will also help outreach and case management programs that deal with mental health and substance abuse disorders in Maine. They said the funding boost will …

Yuki Noguchi

Addiction Treatment Centers In Financial Trouble : Shots - Health News : NPR | 6/15/2020

… Crisis A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial Collapse Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email June 15, 2020 9:00 AM ET Yuki Noguchi Twitter Enlarge this image Costs have gone up for addiction treatment centers in … Elinore McCance-Katz , head of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Federal and state regulators loosened privacy and other restrictions on telehealth during the pandemic emergency. Among other things, that made it …

Steven A. Cohen

Texas Veterans Commission Awards Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center for Virtual Services | Yahoo News | 6/12/2020

… Wellness Center in San Antonio, TX. Starting in July, the grant will enable Endeavors to provide 12 months of virtual mental health services and counseling and peer support to Veterans and their families with chronic … Veteran Wellness Center will complement services already provided at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors which offers virtual mental health care provided by credentialed staff to Veterans and military families regardless of …

Simon Stevens

Roundup: NHS CEO on Black Lives Matter, N Ireland signs with Epic for £275m EPR programme and more briefs | Healthcare IT News | 6/12/2020

04:21 AM SIR SIMON STEVENS ON BLACK LIVES MATTER NHS chief executive Simon Stevens, internally shared a personal message on Black Lives Matter with all NHS England and NHS improvement staff. The need for faster … and revised practices in many healthcare settings. NHS ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS trust has selected the DXC Open Health Connect platform from DXC Technology to create …

Bill de Blasio

Who Is Chiara de Blasio? Bill de Blasio’s Daughter Was Arrested While Protesting | PRWeb | 6/1/2020

Jun 1, 2020 Stephen Lovekin Getty Images Chiara de Blasio, the daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, is one of the hundreds of people who have been arrested since protests over the … and addiction was recognized by the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for “serving as an example of hope for other young adults,” according to The New York Times . “I had an amazing …

Lori Lightfoot

The Spin: Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants won’t reopen next week | Illinois jobless claims soar along with unemployment system complaints | Obama Center’s still just a plan on paper | Chicago Tribune | 5/22/2020

… Hall on May 8, 2020, Dr. Allison Arwady, left, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, listens as Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces plans to reopen the city weeks after restrictions were imposed to curb … reopen safely. The mayor also got personal in announcing expanded mental health services in the city. While she said she’s leaning into her faith even more to find hope and love, she takes moments to …

J.B. Pritzker

The Spin: Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants won’t reopen next week | Illinois jobless claims soar along with unemployment system complaints | Obama Center’s still just a plan on paper | Chicago Tribune | 5/22/2020

J.B. Pritzker has said he will lift some of the statewide stay-at-home restrictions, including allowing restaurants with patios to serve customers al fresco. During a news briefing this afternoon, Lightfoot said she was “heartened” by Pritzker’s comments, but wants a more robust plan to make sure restaurants can reopen safely. The mayor also got personal in announcing expanded mental health services in the city. While she said she’s …

Elizabeth Warren

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Call For Increased Opioid & Substance Use Crisis Funding In Coronavirus Relief Package | US Seante | 5/20/2020

… substance misuse crises. To this end, we urge you to provide $2 billion in funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer supplemental grant allocations under the Substance Abuse Prevention … D-MN), Ed Markey (D-MA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Angus King (I-ME), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Tom Carper (D-DE …

Kamala Harris

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Call For Increased Opioid & Substance Use Crisis Funding In Coronavirus Relief Package | US Seante | 5/20/2020

… substance misuse crises. To this end, we urge you to provide $2 billion in funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer supplemental grant allocations under the Substance Abuse Prevention … D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Angus King (I-ME), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Tom Carper (D-DE). The full letter is available here and included …

Chris Van Hollen

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Call For Increased Opioid & Substance Use Crisis Funding In Coronavirus Relief Package | US Seante | 5/20/2020

Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer supplemental grant allocations under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant program and the state opioid response grant program. Both grants are familiar to states and providers, and may be quickly directed towards areas of greatest need within the full continuum of prevention, treatment, and recovery.” The letter was also signed by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D …

Tim Kaine

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Call For Increased Opioid & Substance Use Crisis Funding In Coronavirus Relief Package | US Seante | 5/20/2020

… Substance Use Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis , U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a … provide $2 billion in funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer supplemental grant allocations under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant program and the state opioid …