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Step It Up: Networking at NatCon16

February 29, 2016 | Community Impact | Comments
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Ali Siemianowski

Communications Specialist

In a week, the National Council will kickoff NatCon16 in Las Vegas. While you can’t personally shake hands with the more than 4,000 attendees, the conference is a great opportunity to connect with old colleagues, meet new people and find solutions for your business. Here’s five ways to step up your networking at NatCon16. Prep — […]

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What the New York Times Got Wrong About Addictions Treatment

February 25, 2016 | Addiction Treatment | Comments

Becky Vaughn

Vice President of Addictions

The past few weeks, we have been pleased to see The New York Times bringing critical attention to the opioid epidemic. For the millions of Americans living with an addiction, the millions more in recovery, and all of their families, friends and colleagues – it is hopeful and helpful to have prominent media outlets bring light […]

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Big Payoff for Oklahoma’s Statewide Commitment to Case to Care Management

February 19, 2016 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments

Hannah Huntt

Manager of Communications Projects, National Council for Behavioral Health

In terms of prevalence rates for mental illness, Oklahoma consistently ranks among the highest in the nation.  Unfortunately, the state also invests less in treatment than most others.  Therefore, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) has transformed its system to focus on strategies that maximize efficiency and effectiveness.  Integrated care […]

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How to Live Tweet NatCon16

February 18, 2016 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dr. Ann Becker-Schutte

When someone first suggested five years ago that I use Twitter professionally, I laughed. As far as I knew then, Twitter was for those who shared what they had for breakfast with the world. But I gave it a try, and I quickly learned how much I had underestimated the power of 140 characters. Twitter […]

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#NatCon16 Twitter Ambassadors

February 9, 2016 | Community Impact | Comments
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Hannah Coen

Communications Associate

Each year, the National Council Conference grows in sessions, tracks, topic areas and brings you the best thought leaders. And for the second year in a row, this includes a top-notch class of social media ambassadors, sharing their unique perspectives within the behavioral health space. Social media offers a platform for those within the behavioral […]

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Putting Community Back into Community Mental Health: How the Mental Health Center of Denver Did It

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Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Denver’s Northeast Park Hill is a proud neighborhood filled with strong people. Built in the 1950s, Dahlia Square was the largest African-American-owned shopping center in the U.S. with a thriving grocery store, roller-skating rink, bowling alley and a full array of local businesses. But times changed and gradually the once popular neighborhood nucleus became an […]

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A Call to Action for Presidential Candidates on the Addictions Crisis

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Becky Vaughn

Vice President of Addictions

Americans are dying from addictions at alarming rates. The 2016 Presidential candidates have begun to talk about addressing addictions, but what are the specific policies and priorities they can put forth or support that will actually turn the corner on our nation’s addiction crisis? Here are the problems we face and the proposed solutions we […]

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