June 15, 2018
Webinar Announcement: Criminal Justice and Serious Mental Illness: Moving to Patient Centered Care
June 8, 2018
Webinar Announcement: Promoting Recovery through Self Direction: Strategies and Lessons from New York State
May 25 - June 1, 2018
May 18, 2018
May 11, 2018
May 4, 2018
Webinar Announcement: Beating the Clock: Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis
April 27, 2018
April 20, 2018
April 13, 2018
April 6, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: Saving Lives: What You Can Do To Help Reduce Tobacco Use in Community Mental Health Settings
March 30, 2018
Annoucement: NASMHPD Annual 2018 Commissioner's Meeting
March 23, 2018
March 16, 2018
Webinar Announcement: Diversion and Access to Mental Health Services in Prisons and Jails
Webinar Annoucement: Myths and Reality: The HIPAA Privacy Rule
March 9, 2018
March 2, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: Innovations in Linkages and Referrals
February 23, 2018
February 16, 2018
February 9, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: Self-Direction through Personalized Budgeting
February 2, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: Criminal Justice, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and People with Mental Illnesses
January 26, 2018
January 19, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: Successfuly Employing Peer Specialists: A Framework and Tools
Webinar Annoucement: Best Practices in Peer Support Training
January 12, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: PAX Tools for Parent Peer Specialists
Webinar Annoucement: Peer Support: A Critical Component in Supported Housing
January 5, 2018
Webinar Annoucement: Moving Upstream in a Coordinated Care Organization: Incorporating ACEs
Webinar Annoucement: Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
New Resources for Early Intervention for Psychosis Released
CMHS Funds FY 2018 Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) Grants; Applications Due October 27
NASMHPD September 8 Suggestions to CMMI on Delivery and Payment Systems Reforms
Webinar Announcement: Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Services: Helping Children Succeed in Inclusive Schools
Webinar Annoucement: Peer-Run Respites: Effective Alternatives to Hospitals
Webinar Announcement: National Certification for Adult and Parent/Family Peers
NASMHPD Offers Letter of Support for House Passage of HR 2646
Advocates' Campaign for Passage of S.2680, The Mental Health Reform Act
SAMHSA's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day event is May 5th
Resources are available to assist states in supporting the Zero Suicide Movement
Senate HELP Committee Passes S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
Webinar Announcement: Team-based Treatment for First Episode Psychosis is Cost Effective on March 22, 2016
NASMHPD Submitted Comments to the Senate Finance Committee on the Senate Finance Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document on January 29, 2016
Dr. Brian Hepburn Testifies Before the Senate HELP Committee on January 20, 2016
NASMHPD Submitted Comments to the Senate Finance Committee on Streamlining Medicaid Reporting Requirements on January 8, 2016
The Technical Assistance Coalition 2015 Assessment Papers are Now Available
Presentations from the NASMHPD 2015 Annual Commissioners Meeting are now available
A new Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) virtual resource center is now available, made possible through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
NASMHPD submitted comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Medicaid and CHIP Programs on July 27, 2015
The Kennedy Forum and Scattergood Foundation Release ParityTrack.org
SAMHSA's Coalition Webinar Series: Addressing Serious Mental Illness: Effective Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Strategies May - August 2015
An Inventory& Environmental Scan of Evidence-Based Practices for Treating Persons in Early Stages of Serious Mental Disorders, February 2015
Presentations from the NASMHPD Annual 2014 Commissioners Meeting now available.
Findings from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Demonstration Show Early Identification Reduces the Onset of Psychosis , July 2014
The Vital Role of State Psychiatric Hospitals , July, 2014
NASMHPD Comments on the Energy and Commerce Committee Digital Health Care Initiative , July, 2014
New SAMHSA Publication - Crisis Services: Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Funding Strategies, June, 2014 (PDF, 1,042)
Learning Community Opportunity: Examining the Implementation of the National CLAS Standards in Behavioral Health Systems
Strategies to Enroll Uninsured People with Mental Health Conditions under the Affordable Care Act , January, 2014 (PDF, 263 KB)
NASMHPD Press Release Praises the Release of Final Parity Rule
NASMHPD Resource Management Guide: Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Coverage for Uninsured People with Behavioral Health Conditions
Final Rule for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
NASMHPD Comment Letter to the Senate Finance Committee Regarding Mental Health Finance Issues
'Recommendations to Support Medicaid Behavioral Health Services' written by National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)
NASMHPD Resource Management Guide: Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Coverage for Uninsured People with Behavioral Health Conditions (2013)
SAMHSA’s Enhancing State Prevention Systems for Children and Youth: National Webinar Series
NASMHPD seeking a Director/Policy & Healthcare Reform
Presentations from the NASMHPD Annual 2013 Commissioners Meeting and the NASADAD and NASMHPD Crossover Day now available.
The Interplay between Medicaid DSH Payment Cuts, the IMD Exclusion and the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program: Impacts on State Public Mental Health Services Full Report (PDF 366KB)
Final summary of SAMHSA’s Olmstead Policy Academy , held in September, 2012 in Columbia, Maryland. You may also access the summary, as well as Olmstead Policy Academy presentations and other conference materials, through the Olmstead online community that has been established at BHTalk. If you are not yet a member of BHTalk, please go to www.bhtalk.org and follow the instructions for registration. Once you are registered, you will be able to request membership in the Olmstead Initiative Group.
"The Waterfall Effect: Transformative Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on States", Full Report (PDF 5.1MB - please be patient as this is a very large file)
Press Release (PDF 100KB) , Fact Sheet (PDF 62KB) , Talking Points (PDF 72KB) , Recommendations and Actions (15KB) , and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 98KB) .
NASMHPD is pleased to announce its partnership with the Real Warriors Campaign.
Taking Integration to the Next Level: The Role of New Service Delivery Models in Behavioral Health, Full Report ( PDF, 709KB ), Overview ( PDF, 158KB )
In sponsorship with DOJ and SAMHSA, NASMHPD partnered with ASCA, APPA, NASADAD and other key organizations to release a report, Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery , which lays out a framework for reducing the significant number of adults with behavioral health conditions who cycle through the correctional system.
Read NASMHPD publications, including "Too Significant To Fail: The Importance of State Behavioral Health Agencies in the Daily Lives of Americans with Mental Illness, for Their Families, and for Their Communities." and "Reclaiming Lost Decades: The Role of State Behaviorial Healthcare and Primary Care to Improve the Health of People with Serious Mental Illness."
In sponsorship with SAMHSA, NASMHPD and EDC developed a free toolkit to help the one out of every fifteen high school students who attempt suicide each year. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools aims at reducing the risk of suicide among high school students by providing research-based guidelines, screening tools for identifying teenagers at risk and resources for taking appropriate measures to provide help.
View selected presentations from the Children, Youth and Families Division 2012 Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida.
Past Commissioner of Alabama, Zelia Baugh, testified before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on the Olmstead Enforcement Update: Using the ADA to Promote Community Integration held June 21, 2012.
Read the proceedings from the NASMHPD and NASADAD Joint Congressional Briefing on March 22.
View recent NASMHPD webinars, including the webinars on Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma-Informed Practices, Health Homes and Managed Care, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Populations, and Suicide Prevention.
Read the NASMHPD Deaf Mental Health Research Priority Consensus-Planning Conference Summary and the Thirty-four Research Priorities.
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2012 is Wednesday, May 9th. Join NASMHPD in seeking to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health.