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How is a McDonalds different from a Bill Introduced in Congress?

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

HOW IS A MCDONALDS DIFFERENT FROM A BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS? Less different than you might expect. There are 14,127 McDonalds in the U.S. — and about that many bills introduced during each two-year session of Congress. Our nation’s 14,000 McDonalds are extremely efficient at their job, dishing out more than 75 hamburgers worldwide per second. Congress, on the other hand, passed only 65 bills in 2013. One was the Excellence in Mental Health Act.

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Investing in addiction treatment is good policy

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Just as this nation launched national campaigns to promote seat-belts and reduce smoking, we need a sustained, comprehensive effort to make treatment available to all who need it. I urge policymakers in Washington to support the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. Let’s turn the tide together.

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Women and Leadership: Is Leaning In Enough?

March 31, 2014 | Healthcare | Time for Action | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Leadership, it’s the ability to win over and motivate a group of people with your voice and presence. We have two women leaders keynoting the National Council’s upcoming conference in May, Hillary Clinton and Kelly Ayotte. Politically on different sides of the aisle, they share the ability to lead, to win over, and to motivate […]

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Behavioral Health Must Say Yes to Accreditation

February 18, 2014 | Healthcare | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

I like it when something has more than one use or benefit, whether it’s a kitchen implement, a black suit, or a good idea. As we’ve been thinking about the changes that are underway in healthcare, it occurred to me that the benefits of accreditation are multiplying. I’ve always worked in behavioral health organizations that had […]

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Tackling Tobacco Use in Substance Use Treatment Settings

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As behavioral health practitioners, we are in the business of recovery. Tackling tobacco use in substance abuse treatment settings can be a cornerstone of services.

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2014: Estimating Real Change in Healthcare

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” I couldn’t agree more with Bill Gates…

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