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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...

Opioid Settlement Funds an Opportunity to Strengthen Services

The tragic loss of life and the impact of addiction on families and communities has been escalating in New York State annually almost every year for well over a decade. New York State’s response has been inadequate and lives have been lost as a consequence. Because of a strong federal...

New York Vulnerable: A Look at the Governor’s New Mental Health Plan

Gov. Hochul’s new mental health initiative proves that there’s strength in acknowledging vulnerability - but one area of oversight is cause for concern. New York’s last governor may have adopted the motto “New York tough,” but current Governor Kathy Hochul’s new mental health...

The NYSPA Report – Insurance Circular Letter No. 1 (2023): A New Tool in the Fight Against Stigma

In 2022, the United States Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued a joint report entitled “2022 MHPAEA Report to Congress - Realizing Parity, Reducing Stigma, and Raising Awareness: Increasing Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage.” The Report...

Mental Health Parity in New York – How It Started, How It’s Going

Picnics and Pizza The fight for mental health parity - equal coverage and reimbursement by health insurers of mental illnesses and conditions - has been long and challenging. In the 1990s, the National Picnic for Parity became a grassroots movement in support of parity. The group hosted spirited...

Better Together: Addressing Challenges by Working Together

Positive growth as a result of navigating challenges and building resilience is a basic tenet of the behavioral health care world. It’s the journey through which we support clients; it’s how clinicians and other staff flourish in their professions; and it’s how we, as organizations,...

The Mental Health Association of Rockland and The Mental Health Association of Westchester Announce Intent to Merge

Nearly 150 years of combined history and shared commitment to person-centered, integrated behavioral health care services TARRYTOWN, NY (August 8, 2022)— The Mental Health Association of Rockland and The Mental Health Association of Westchester have announced their intent to merge and...

NY State Governor Hochul Launches Health Care Worker Bonus Program

State Budget Allocates $1.3 Billion to Medicaid Program for Retention of Employees in Frontline Health Care and Mental Hygiene Positions Online Portal Launching for Eligible Employers to Disburse Funds to Qualified Employees Bonus Program Among Several FY 2023 Enacted Budget Initiatives...

NY State Governor Hochul Announces $4.5 Million to Support Addiction Prevention Services in High-Need Communities Across New York State

Awards will Allow Providers to Establish Substance Use Prevention Coalitions in Each Region of New York State Three Provider Funding Recipients Will Have Special Focus on LGBTQIA+ Community $1.8 Million in Funding Also Being Made Available for Additional Coalitions in New York City...

Behavioral Health News Spotlight on Excellence – An Interview with Carol Cassell and Nadeem Ramjan from Advanced Health Network & Recovery Health Solutions

Overview David Minot, Executive Director of Mental Health News Education, the non-profit organization that publishes Behavioral Health News, interviews Carol Cassell, Executive Director, and Nadeem Ramjan, Director of Data Strategy & Analytics at Advanced Health Network & Recovery Health...