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Florida leadership visits Gulf County CORE Network

| Dec 15, 2022 | Florida

Over the last year, there have been over 4,000 reported fatal substance overdoses in Florida, while current data indicates that Gulf County is among the top ten counties in the state with the greatest fatal overdose rates.    On December 7th, Department of Health Secretary, Dr. Kenneth Scheppke, alongside Secretary...[ Read More ]

Newsom allocates $480.5 million in grants to address youth behavioral health

| Dec 9, 2022 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week that $480.5 million in grants will go towards mental and behavioral health for youth. The grants will support 54 projects across the state of California to improve the mental and behavioral health infrastructure, including expanding the capacity of treatment facilities that serve young Californians. ...[ Read More ]

New apprenticeship program aims to address Washington’s behavioral health workforce crisis

| Aug 22, 2022 | Washington

A new apprenticeship program aims to help address the behavioral health workforce crisis in Washington.     The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund has developed the statewide Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium. The program will begin offering 3 new behavioral health apprenticeship programs this fall. More than 22% of Washington...[ Read More ]

New HHSC substance use disorder awareness campaign will target the most at-risk Texans

| Mar 11, 2022 | Texas

On Monday, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced a $23.2 million public awareness campaign aimed at preventing substance use disorders and helping Texans access necessary treatment and services. The campaign is expected to reach about 2.5 million people across the state while focusing on reducing stigma, building...[ Read More ]

New DHCS behavioral health assessment identifies disparities, stakeholders give recommendations to improve services

| Jan 20, 2022 | California

On Jan. 10, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in collaboration with its stakeholders, published an updated statewide behavioral health assessment for 2022, titled “Assessing the Continuum of Care for Behavioral Health Services in California.”      The assessment presents an analysis of data gathered from surveys and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST amendments, Early Bird Registration, Q&A w/ Heather Lusk

| Oct 7, 2021 | Hawaii

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will be in person at our 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference this year. I think things are moving in the right direction and once kiddos can get vaccinated, I know a number of folks will be even more comfortable. Vaccinations...[ Read More ]