Navigating Health Reform for Addictions and Mental Health Providers

In March 2010, Congress enacted the most sweeping set of changes to the American healthcare system in decades. is designed to help community mental health and addictions providers, staff, consumers, and advocates understand the impact of the new law on the U.S. behavioral health system.

Created by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, this blog is the central clearinghouse for news and resources on all mental health- and addictions-related components of healthcare reform. Here, you’ll find information about the components of the health reform law, resources with guidance on how behavioral health providers can prepare for healthcare reform, reports from the National Council and other national healthcare organizations on various aspects of reform, the latest federal news and guidance on the rollout of health reform, and much more.

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a leading not-for-profit association representing 1950 organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illnesses and addictive disorders. The National Council and its members bring real world experience, practical ideas, and innovation to today’s complex health policy challenges. With a commitment to a proactive public policy agenda and success in preserving and enhancing mental health funding and support for critical treatment and support services, today’s community behavioral healthcare providers continue to build healthy minds and strong communities — giving people with mental illness and addictions a chance to recover and lead productive lives.

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Natalie Marchione January 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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Rebecca Farley January 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

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Marie Verna March 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

This is awesome! Thanks.


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