Opioids

Jun 22, 2018
We were pleased to see the House of Representatives this week move forward dozens of bills designed to address aspects of the opioid epidemic that costs more than 100 American lives each day and continues to ravage communities across the nation. In March, AHA released our priorities for…
Jun 20, 2018
The House of Representatives has approved 20 more bills to address the opioid crisis, including five supported by the AHA. Among the AHA-supported bills: H.R. 5797, as amended, would allow states to receive federal matching funds for up to 30 days per year for services provided to adult…
Jul 13, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week alerted health care providers and others to a continued increase in opioid overdose deaths involving fentanyl and its analogs. Among other increases, the number of overdose deaths involving the analog carfentanil, 100 times more potent than…
Jul 3, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday named as acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration Uttam Dhillon, a past director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security who recently served as deputy counsel and deputy assistant to the…
Jul 2, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: July 2018
Advocacy update, news, and more. Download the cover note below. Read the July 2018 Behavioral Health Update here.
Jun 25, 2018
Held July 17 PRE-EVENT READING Please join Paul Goering, M.D., Vice President – Clinical Care, Mental Health Services, Allina Health; Joe Clubb, Vice President – Operations, Mental Health Services, Allina Health; and Aimee Pappenfus, Manager – Community Partnerships, Allina Health, Minneapolis,…
Jun 22, 2018
The House of Representatives today voted 396-14 to approve bipartisan legislation (H.R. 6) that will serve as a Senate vehicle for many of the House-passed bills to combat the opioid crisis and includes a number of AHA-supported provisions.  “America’s hospitals and health systems applaud…
Jun 22, 2018
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association   June 22, 2018 “America’s hospitals and health systems applaud today’s House passage of several AHA-supported provisions contained in the bipartisan Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and…
Jun 18, 2018
Eligible organizations can apply through July 30 for up to $200,000 in fiscal year 2018 funding to develop opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery plans for high-risk rural communities, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced. The lead applicant must be part…
Jun 15, 2018
States and territories can apply through Aug. 13 for a portion of $930 million in fiscal year 2018 grants to support prevention, treatment and recovery services for individuals with opioid use disorder. “This large new grant program reflects President Trump’s deep commitment to fighting the…