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NatCon17: Health Care’s Disney World … and More!

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

As I was stepping off a flight from Nashville to Washington, DC, a clearly excited woman stopped me to tell me that she had just registered for NatCon17. She went on to explain that for her and her colleagues, the National Council conference is like going to Disney World, “There’s something special every time you […]

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Irrational?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

It’s important when an article cuts through the noise and provokes our thinking. Last month it was a JAMA opinion piece, Bring Back the Asylum. This month, the most recent issue of The Atlantic includes the article, The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the three authors of Bring Back the Asylum, is […]

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Asylum or Warehouse?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has mastered the art of controversy. In a recent piece, Why I Hope to Die at 75, he talks about his plan to eschew regular prostate screenings, colonoscopies, even the flu shot, and to accept only palliative treatment, but not curative treatment for diseases, he may acquire, like emphysema or cancer. The […]

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Tackling Tobacco Use in Substance Use Treatment Settings

Linda Rosenberg

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

Linda Rosenberg

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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