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The event, for National Minority Health Month, will discuss how the opioid crisis affects minority communities and how organizations partner to combat the crisis and improve behavioral health.

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The grants will be used to establish, expand, and maintain assertive community treatment programs to reduce rates of substance use, homelessness, and criminal justice system involvement among individuals with serious mental illness. Applications are due May 29.

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Senate Finance Committee leadership sent a letter to stakeholders requesting information on Medicare and Medicaid policy options that could be used to combat the opioid epidemic.

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The designation allows federal health agencies to allocate resources and hire specialists to combat the opioid crisis. The original declaration was set to expire on Jan. 23.

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The agency expects to release comprehensive ligature risk interpretive guidance later this year for psychiatric units of acute-care hospitals and psychiatric hospitals.

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Patients who do not need to be admitted to the hospital are referred to the crisis stabilization unit at Sinai Health's Holy Cross Hospital for behavioral health treatment in a calm, safe space.

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During the Dec. 13 webinar, association member Boston Medical Center will discuss the hospital's substance use disorder treatment initiatives.

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The new guide will help patients understand their mental and behavioral health, navigate treatment options, and find appropriate services.

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Explore Whole Person Care, a pilot initiative through California’s Section 1115 Medicaid waiver that works to improve care for people with complex issues by tackling medical, behavioral, and socioeconomic needs.

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Discover how NYC Health + Hospitals, a 2017 Gage Award winner, began universal depression screening for adults and implemented collaborative care for depression in the primary care setting.

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The Health Care Access Design Challenge, offered through the Federal Transit Administration, aims to overcome transportation-related barriers to health care access.

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Expanded Medicaid access under the Affordable Care Act might have helped patients seek treatment for behavioral health issues, which disproportionately affect low-income populations.

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The funds aim to increase the use of medication-assisted treatment, train first responders, and increase access to overdose reversal medications.

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In awarding the funds, HHS Secretary Tom Price committed to collaborating with states and seeking their “assistance to identify best practices, lessons learned, and key strategies that produce measurable results.”

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Attendees learned how leaders from the University of New Mexico Health System have integrated team-based approaches to overcome challenges and coordinate care.

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President Trump established the commission and ordered it to make final recommendations by Oct. 1; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as chair.

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Participants learned about Coaching to Wellness, a program for mental health consumers with comorbid health conditions in Contra Costa County, California.

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Starting in 2017, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can train to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

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Providers approved for a patient limit increase must report on caseload, patients referred to behavioral health care, and their diversion control plan.

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A Healthy Schools Campaign toolkit aims to help school districts combat health issues that distract students from education or cause chronic absenteeism.

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Panelists discussed problems and potential solutions at the briefing, which pointed to low patient engagement, lack of resources and knowledge, and the need to integrate physical and behavioral health as key challenges.

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Senate appropriators pass HHS spending bill that includes 340B Drug Pricing Program user fee and instructions to HRSA to consider stakeholder input in final mega-guidance.

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Memorial Healthcare System, in Hollywood, Fla., is integrating behavioral and primary care in its new, federally funded program.

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The new recommendations are based on principles that promote alternative therapies and minimum effective opioid dosage. CDC also released fact sheets and other resources.

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Conservative Freedom Caucus opposes GOP budget plan; Senate-passed bill would combat opioid abuse; health committees work on mental health, Medicare improvement.

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Telehealth Network Grant Program will award up to 20 grants for a maximum of $300,000 annually to expand services; applications are due April 8.

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The guidance, open for a 30-day public comment period, will give providers more clarity on the appropriate use of opioid prescriptions outside of cancer and palliative care; comments are due Jan. 13.

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Obama administration proposal would add drug utilization review and restriction program to Medicare to fight opioid overuse.

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Tool gives physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals access to geographic comparisons of opioid prescribing habits and use.

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