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Oct 06, 2015, 15:37 ET

Una manera divertida de ayudar a las personas a tomar decisiones serias sobre el seguro de salud

Las personas que están comprando o renovando su seguro de salud a través de los intercambios podrán comenzar a escoger un plan para...

Oct 06, 2015, 15:37 ET

A Fun Way to Help People Make a Serious Health Insurance Decision

People buying or renewing their health insurance through the exchanges will be able to begin picking a plan for 2016 in less than a month. Which...

Sep 17, 2015, 09:53 ET
Unexpected life events - such as an injury, medical diagnosis, or even a shark attack! - can affect your annual out-of-pocket health costs. There's now a fun way at to learn how to make the serious decision about picking an insurance plan that meets your health and budget needs.

A Fun Way to Help People Make a Serious Health Insurance Decision

People buying or renewing their health insurance through the exchanges will be able to begin picking a plan for 2016 in less than two months. Which...

Sep 02, 2015, 00:01 ET

For Mental Health Awareness and Fundraising, Australian Motorcyclists Hit the American Road

 Sixty-five Australian motorcyclists, in a nation over 15,000 miles from home, depart Sunday, Sept. 13 on a U.S. cross-country odyssey to raise...

Jul 14, 2015, 13:30 ET

Post ACA-Decision: Which States are Enhancing Their Exchanges?

The National Health Council (NHC) released a report demonstrating that all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have already taken steps to...

Jun 18, 2015, 13:23 ET

Hundreds of Patient/Health Organizations Show Their Support for 21st Century Cures Act

 More than 250 nonprofit organizations representing patients, family caregivers, health care providers, and researchers joined with the...

Apr 20, 2015, 16:10 ET
National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council Honors 18 Individuals and Organizations for Contributions to Mental Health and Addiction Care

 The National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to recognize 18 individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to...

Apr 20, 2015, 13:05 ET
Linda Rosenberg addresses the 2015 National Council Conference in Orlando. (Source @adwww)

Clinical integration, technology adoption and uncomfortable conversations core of National Council Conference

 Be fearless in the face of change. That's the challenge National Council president and CEO Linda Rosenberg delivered to more than 4,500 mental...

Apr 13, 2015, 16:37 ET
National Council for Behavioral Health

Ideas and innovation in behavioral health converge in Orlando

According to legend, Florida has drawn people in a quest to improve health care since Ponce de León came searching for the Fountain of Youth...

Mar 20, 2015, 09:30 ET

Patients Want Access to More Health Plan Information; Yet Few States Address Plan Transparency

A new survey sponsored by the National Health Council (NHC) and conducted by Lake Research Partners, one of the nation's top public opinion...

Mar 04, 2015, 13:25 ET
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about how we must flip the script in how we support and care for people with mental health and substance use needs.

First Lady: Mental Health First Aid "Really Gives You The Skills You Need to Identify - And Ultimately Help - Someone In Need."

 As First Lady Michelle Obama said today, "The National Council for Behavioral Health will be training three million people in Mental Health...

Jan 29, 2015, 16:34 ET

The $293 Billion Elephant in the Waiting Room

 According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 41 million (18 percent) American adults had...

Jan 22, 2015, 12:59 ET

National Health Council Selects New CEO

The National Health Council (NHC) Board of Directors has announced the selection of Marc Boutin as the next NHC chief executive officer, effective...

Jan 06, 2015, 13:32 ET

Which States Have the Savviest Health Exchange Consumers?

Selecting a health insurance plan through the exchanges can be confusing. However, a website calculator has helped thousands of people across the...

Dec 17, 2014, 14:20 ET

Millions of Marketplace Enrollees Have Tough Purchasing Decisions Ahead - An Online Tool Is Here to Help

 With 25 percent more issuers participating in the health insurance marketplace this year, an expected 10.5 million enrollees will have more...

Nov 06, 2014, 16:46 ET
Rx Restrictions Hurt People

Medication Restrictions Significantly Affect Mental Health Treatment Outcomes

 A new study administered by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and published in...

Oct 29, 2014, 14:54 ET

Know Before You Donate: A Giving Guide to National Patient Organizations

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's also the season of highest charitable giving. But how does someone know whether to support...

Jul 16, 2014, 15:46 ET

National Council and Members of Congress Convene for Briefing on Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Officers

The National Council for Behavioral Health today joined Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH) and Mark Begich (AK) and Representatives Lynn Jenkins (KS) and...

Apr 28, 2014, 15:23 ET

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Patrick Kennedy, Mariel Hemingway, Diverse Leaders to Address Mental Health & Addiction Conference, May 5-7 in Washington, DC

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and political legacy Patrick Kennedy are among the 300 speakers at the 2014 National Council for...

Apr 24, 2014, 11:00 ET

National Council Convenes Veterans and Mental Health Leaders to Launch Mental Health First Aid for Veterans

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with leaders from veterans service organizations and fellow mental health...