Review finds AHCA fell short in behavioral health and women’s care in Florida
Nicole Pasia | Jun 17, 2022 | Florida
Four insightful health care leaders offered an on-the-ground look at Florida's health care system at our 2022 Federal State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month. Highly-discussed topics included behavioral health, community-based care, and moving towards value-based payment models. Joining the conversation was Beth Kidder, managing principal at Health
Florida is one step closer to joining the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), which would allow residents to continue receiving behavioral health care from their provider via telehealth, even across state lines. Legislators discussed the benefits of House Bill 953, sponsored by Rep. Christine Hunschofsky (D - Broward) at the House
A first-of-its-kind grant program under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will provide nearly $30 million over three years to support community-based harm reduction services at the state, local, and tribal government levels. Nationwide overdose deaths reached over 100,000 during a 12-month period for the
The latest round of funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will distribute approximately $4.3 million across eight organizations in Florida. SAMHSA awarded a total of $123 million nationally, divided into six types of grant programs to provide communities and health providers with “multifaceted support."
The intersection between behavioral health, substance use, and public policy has become a regular topic in Florida health care discussions as well as nationwide. State of Reform spoke with members from the Florida Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (FLMHAC) and the Volusia Recovery Alliance, both on the NAMI Florida Board of
Erica Floyd-Thomas is the assistant secretary for substance abuse and mental health at the Florida Department of Children and Families. Thomas’ work encompasses everything from supporting community-based behavioral health services, to operating state mental hospitals, to overseeing mobile response teams for crisis stabilization. In Thomas’ words: “If you can think