Stigma

Feb 18, 2021
The AHA today launched its new People Matter, Words Matter poster series to help combat behavioral health stigma in health care settings by adopting respectful, patient-centered language. 
Nov 25, 2020
In this episode Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance sits down with Matt Stefanko of Shatterproof to discuss how they have implemented a comprehensive suite of tools to combat stigma associated with substance abuse disorder.
Jun 25, 2020
The resources in this section help educate and inform hospitals and health systems on the importance and value of reducing stigma, as well as prevention and early intervention initiatives for individuals with behavioral health disorders.
Dec 11, 2019
This issue brief examines how integration can take various forms based on provider, patient and community needs and how telebehavioral health can help in areas with shortages of behavioral health professionals.
Oct 23, 2019
In the AHA Stat Blog marking National Addiction Treatment Week, Raymond Waller, hospital administrator at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in Brighton, Mich., and 2020 chair of AHA’s Behavioral Health Council, urges readers to ask their members of Congress to cosponsor this AHA-supported…
May 23, 2019
AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, highlight a guide that offers health care organizations a “one-stop shop” of actionable interventions and curated tools and resources to deliver quality…
May 20, 2019
During Mental Health Month, let’s all remember that caring for the whole person improves health and saves lives.
Oct 8, 2018
The week also includes National Depression Screening Day, dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders.
Sep 28, 2018
These resources focus on understanding and addressing the stigma of opioid use disorder and treatment to ensure that patients have the medications and support they need.
Aug 30, 2018
Update on Key Issues in the Behavioral Health Care Field: September 2018 Psychiatric Hospital CEO Joins the AHA Board…The AHA has elected seven members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1. The incoming board members include Harsh Trivedi, M.D., president/CEO of Sheppard…