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Providers Make Up for Language Barrier Shortcomings in Current Telehealth Services

Published: May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022 While the expansion of telehealth services has improved access to care for many Americans, it has also ushered in a new set of challenges for others. One such issue relates to individuals who don't speak English and others who have limited English speaking skills facing ht...

Fentanyl, Lack of Access to Life-Saving Drugs Present Major Issues in Battle against Opioid Crisis

Published: May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022 While over the past 10 years, the New Jersey Legislature has passed dozens of bills aimed at expanding access to treatment, education, and life-saving drugs like naloxone, as well as changing how many drug crimes are ...

Reports Further Substantiates Youth Mental Health Crisis as Adolescent Suicides Spike in New Jersey

Published: May 2, 2022
May 2, 2022 A new report published in JAMA found that the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened an already existing mental health crisis among youth in the U.S. The issue is particularly relevant in New Jersey, which was one of only five states included in the study that witnessed a ...

75% of Kids in the U.S. Have Had COVID-19, CDC Estimates

Published: Apr 28, 2022
April 28, 2022 An early release of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday estimated that three out of every four children in the U.S. have been infected with COVID-19 at one point since the pandemic began. In addition to approximately 75% of all...

NJAMHAA and Members Sponsor 35th Anniversary Celebration of the SBYSP

Updated: Apr 26, 2022
April 26, 2022 Please join in the virtual 35th Anniversary Celebration of the School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) on April 27th at 4:00 p.m. Sponsors of this program are NJAMHAA; three NJAMHAA me...

Biden Admin. Releases National Drug Control Strategy with Emphasis on Harm Reduction and Treatment

Published: Apr 25, 2022
April 25, 2022 On Thursday, President Joe Biden released and directed to Congress his Administration's National Drug Control Strategy, which proposes targeted actions to expand access to evidence-based prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services, while reducing the ...

CMS Releases New Health Equity Strategy

Published: Apr 21, 2022
April 21, 2022 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined an action plan for its new health equity strategy. This is a part of an ongoing effort to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all people, regardless of their backgrounds. As quoted in a ...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Constitutional Challenge to $10K SALT Cap

Published: Apr 19, 2022
April 19, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that it would decline to hear a constitutional challenge to the current $10,000 cap on SALT (state and local tax) deductions. The case was presented to the Supreme Court by New Jersey and three other states where taxpayers have been ...

Biden Administration Releases Health Equity Plan, Among Others

Published: Apr 18, 2022
Yesterday, the Biden Administration released plans to advance equity and racial justice through the federal government for a number of areas of interest, including health equity. Among the other areas for which equity plans were released are economic justice, educational equity, enviro...

Combination of COVID-19 and Overdoses Contribute to Highest Yearly Death Toll in U.S. History

Published: Apr 14, 2022
April 14, 2022 As reported on nj.com, 2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history. Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) work on death statistics, said that the main reason for this increase was COVID-19. The CDC reported more than 4...

Pres. Biden’s Proposed Budget, HHS Funding Opportunities Demonstrate Focus on Behavioral Health

Published: Apr 12, 2022
April 12, 2022 "I'm confident we can transform the way we address mental health and lift the lives of all Americans," stated Ambassador Susan Rice, Domestic Policy Advisor for the Biden Administration, during a recent webinar, Addressing the National Mental Health Crisis: Opportunitie...

Cari Fais Nominated as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Published: Apr 11, 2022
April 11, 2022 Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy announced his nomination of Cari Fais, who currently serves as Chief of the Opioid Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Unit in the United States Attorney General's Office for the District of New Jersey, to become the new Director of the New ...
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