Access to Behavioral Health

Apr 23, 2018
AHA comments to the House Subcommittee on Health Energy and Commerce on bills related to the opioid crisis.
Apr 12, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in partnership with the National Latino Behavioral Health Association will host a free, four-part webcast in Spanish to examine best practices for behavioral health treatment and recovery in…
Apr 12, 2018
(April 11, 2018) AHA letter to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) supporting S. 2516, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act
As the nation continues to struggle with the devastating public health crisis created by the opioid epidemic, it is encouraging to see the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions take constructive action. The American Hospital Association (AHA) appreciates your interest and…
Apr 5, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: April 2018 This edition includes an AHA Advocacy Update and more information about funding for workforce & opioid treatment from the new omnibus appropriations law and more.
Apr 3, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications through May 29 for grants to establish, expand and maintain Assertive Community Treatment programs to reduce hospitalization rates and death for people with serious mental illness. The programs provide around-…
Apr 2, 2018
Opioid addiction is a mounting public health crisis. Individuals with substance use disorder are struggling with a brain disease. At our hospitals and health systems, we must promote a culture that fully understands this disease. And it’s important that health care providers make a distinction…
Mar 30, 2018
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds yesterday signed legislation expanding access to mental health services in the state. HF 2456 will create 22 community treatment teams to support individuals with mental illness in their homes; six access centers to provide short-term care to those in crisis; and intensive…
Mar 28, 2018
Leaders at a critical access hospital in Little Falls, MN, were moved to create and implement an opioid community task force to address opioid use disorders in their community after they noticed that narcotic refills, emergency department visits and overdoses were spiking.  In 2014, Lee…
Mar 20, 2018
PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center | Friday Harbor, WA Situated on San Juan Island, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is a 10-bed critical access hospital with primary care and specialty clinics, a cancer center, and a 24-hour emergency department. PeaceHealth Peace Island is part of…