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Governor Hochul Announces Groundbreaking Medicaid 1115 Waiver Amendment to Enhance New York State’s Health Care System

$7.5 Billion Waiver Will Enable New York to Invest Nearly $6 Billion of Federal Funding into State’s Health Care System Over the Next Three Years Waiver Amendment to Improve Health Equity and Address Health Disparities Throughout State Waiver Will Deliver Critical Support to Address...

Inclusivity in Recovery: How Federation Adapts Addiction Services to Diverse Communities

In the vital world of recovery services, there are many details to an individual’s history and health that should be considered in order to provide a comprehensive care plan. One detail in particular isn’t typically prioritized when it comes to environmental impact of an individual’s...

The Importance of Equity for All: Accessing Preventative Affordable Behavioral Health Care

The Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) coordinates with SAMHSA’s efforts to reduce disparities in mental and/or substance use disorders across populations. These efforts are focused on the promotion of behavioral health equity for underserved racial and ethnic minority, as well as lesbian,...

Mental Health in America: Looking Back With Pride and Ahead With Hope

In the early 1970s at the height of deinstitutionalization in New York, I worked at a psychiatric rehabilitation program on the West Side of Manhattan that primarily served people who had been in state psychiatric hospitals for 5, 10, 20, even 40 years. Each week I went to Manhattan State Hospital...

A Trauma-Informed Approach to the 1115 Waiver: A Critical Ingredient for Success

Despite an increasing recognition and surge of evidence that trauma is pervasive and has significant negative health consequences, the traditional healthcare system has not yet been configured in a way that is adequately responsive to this knowledge. Conversely, the system creates barriers to...