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Behavioral Healthcare Services Save and Enhance Lives

Published: Apr 28, 2022
April 28, 2022 "[At Carrier Clinic,] I underwent such a major transformation…They really helped me through that darkest phase…It does me a world of good to know that I'm helping others, even if it's in just one small way." -- Shauna Moses, Vice President, Public Affairs and Member...

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...

National Minority Health Month Is an Especially Meaningful Time to Hear Tamika W's Inspiring Story

Published: Apr 13, 2022
April 13, 2022 "When it came to therapy and my behavior, they [Youth Consultation Service] gave me guidance on how to live with my mental health disorders. The whole agency kept me on track." - Tamika Walton, Employee, Youth Consultation Service Please click here to watch a video ...

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 ...

DOJ Sends Guidance on ADA Protections for People with Opioid Use Disorder

Published: Apr 7, 2022
April 7, 2022 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday that it has published new guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with opioid use disorder (OUD) who are in treatment or recovery, including those who take medication to treat thei...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in the U.S. Reach Record Lows

Published: Apr 5, 2022
April 5, 2022 COVID-19 hospitalizations across the U.S. are at their lowest numbers since the summer of 2020, when such national data first became available. As reported on modernhealthcare.com, the average number of people hospitalized in the U.S. with COVID-19 in the past week was ...

NJAMHAA Honors State and Federal Leaders for Supporting Behavioral Health Care

Updated: Apr 4, 2022
March 31, 2022 The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) will honor Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who also serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey State Senator Vin Gopal (D-11th District) and U.S. Cong...

Pres. Biden Proposes Robust Investments for MH & SU Services for FY 2023 Budget

Published: Apr 4, 2022
April 4, 2022 In his proposed $1.6 trillion budget for FY2023, President Joe Biden requests substantial funding for mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services. Among the key provisions are: ...
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