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Questions on Integrating Care?
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, run by the National Council, can help with the answers.
The DLA-20 Guidebook Has Arrived
The DLA-20 Functional Assessment is a comprehensive tool for determining a client’s level of functioning in daily living activities. We are pleased to announce a new guide, by MTM Services, to support this tool: the DLA-20 Guidebook.
Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health was released on November 17. This toolkit can help you engage media, craft compelling stories and inform your community about addiction.
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I love this quote from Hillel the Elder, one of the most important figures in Jewish history, because I often find myself asking, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” as I think about the National Council’s role in ensuring access to effective care for people with addictions and mental illnesses and in supporting […]
In November 2013, Kansas City, Missouri’s first responders, mental health providers, municipal court and mayor’s office decided that enough was enough. Our community knew that the number of arrested and jailed individuals with mental illness was unacceptable, and any solution required cross-systems collaboration between local government, criminal justice and mental health. To address the problem, […]
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act – a medical research and innovation bill that includes important funding for addictions. The bill authorizes $1 billion over the next two years to address the opioid crisis, and would create and reauthorize a number of federal mental health grant programs. The Senate is set to consider [...]