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Archive: May 2013

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Your source for the latest updates from Capitol Hill. We translate policy into practice so you can learn how policy trends will affect your work and how best to prepare.

Primary Care Urged to Screen Adults for Alcohol Misuse – Again

May 30, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments

Heather Cobb

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

Primary Care Urged to Screen Adults for Alcohol Misuse – Again The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is reiterating its 2004 recommendation that primary care clinicians screen adults for alcohol misuse and provide individuals engaged in hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce alcohol use. Based on a review of 23 clinical […]

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Bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act Introduced in House

May 10, 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments
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Rebecca Farley

Director, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Leonard Lance (D-NJ) this week introduced the Excellence in Mental Health Act (H.R. 1263). This legislation would support the nation’s community mental health and addictions system by establishing national standards and oversight for Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers. For the 1 in 5 Americans living with mental illnesses and […]

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