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Nov 02, 2017, 13:26 ET NAPHS Statement on White House Opioid Commission's Final Report

The following is a statement from Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems: The National Association of...


Oct 30, 2017, 10:00 ET NAPHS White Paper Outlines Steps to Address Nation's Deadly Opioid Crisis

As the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis prepares to release its final report on Nov. 1, a new white paper...


Oct 03, 2017, 14:03 ET NAPHS Directory Features Essential Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Sources

The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) has published the NAPHS 2018 Membership Directory, a comprehensive referral resource...


Sep 13, 2017, 17:31 ET NAPHS Statement on former U.S. Senator and Behavioral Health Champion Pete Domenici

Today we remember former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) with admiration for his long career in public service and with gratitude for his...


Jul 10, 2017, 08:45 ET Jessica Zigmond Joins NAPHS as Director of Communications

Effective July 10, Jessica Zigmond has joined the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) as director of communications. In this...


May 17, 2017, 08:45 ET Scott Dziengelski Joins NAPHS as Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs

.... Effective May 17, Scott Dziengelski has joined the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) as director of policy and...


Apr 03, 2017, 09:20 ET Julia E. Richardson Joins NAPHS as Director of Advocacy and Senior Counsel

Effective April 3, Julia E. Richardson has joined the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) as director of advocacy and senior...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:40 ET Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) Receives "Mental Health Champion Award" from National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was honored today by the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) for his "outstanding legislative efforts...


Jan 03, 2017, 13:26 ET Shawn Coughlin Joins NAPHS as Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy

Effective January 3, Shawn Coughlin has joined the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) as executive vice president for...


Dec 07, 2016, 16:39 ET Inclusion of Mental Health Reforms and Addiction Funding in 21st Century Cures Act Is a Victory for the Health of America

The following is a statement from: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). …..Today mental...


Dec 01, 2016, 10:17 ET NAPHS Statement on House Passage of Mental Health Reform and Addiction Funding as Part of the 21st Century Cures Act

The following is a statement from: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). Last night the U.S....


Nov 09, 2016, 14:41 ET NAPHS Statement on the 2016 National Election

The following is a statement from: Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). November 9,...


Aug 09, 2016, 09:00 ET Demand Is Strong for Psychiatric Inpatient Services, NAPHS Annual Survey Finds

The need for psychiatric services in inpatient hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of...


Jul 06, 2016, 17:28 ET NAPHS Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Address Nation's Mental Health Crisis; Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Reform Now

The following is a statement from Mark Covall, president and CEO of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS): Today the...


Jun 15, 2016, 14:22 ET NAPHS Applauds House Energy and Commerce Committee's Markup of Legislation to Address Nation's Mental Health Crisis; Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Reform

The following is a statement from Mark Covall, President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS): Today the U.S. House...


Nov 20, 2015, 09:09 ET NAPHS Applauds Final Passage of Bipartisan Legislation To Extend and Expand the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project

This week Congress passed and will send to the President bipartisan legislation to improve access to emergency psychiatric care for adult Medicaid...


Sep 29, 2015, 15:26 ET NAPHS Applauds Passage of Senate Legislation To Extend and Expand the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project

Late last night, the U.S. Senate passed S.599, the Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act of 2015. The measure was introduced by Sens....


Mar 17, 2015, 14:30 ET New Analysis Looks at "Addiction Treatment Today And Tomorrow" and Policy Implications

"Each year substance use disorders have a tangible impact on the societal and economic well-being of the United States," notes a new report from...


Feb 02, 2015, 16:54 ET President's FY2016 Budget Tackles Lingering Discrimination Against People Living with Mental and Addictive Disorders

Although significant progress has been made to bring health benefits for mental and addictive disorders on par with those for physical disorders,...


Jun 25, 2014, 09:00 ET Need for Psychiatric Inpatient and Outpatient Services Grows, NAPHS Annual Survey Finds

The need for psychiatric services in inpatient hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of...


Mar 26, 2014, 11:14 ET Millions of Disabled and Poor Americans Encounter Discrimination When They Face Mental or Addictive Disorders, Says NAPHS

Mental illnesses are the leading cause of disability and contribute to premature death, but millions of Americans face discrimination when they...


Dec 12, 2013, 17:39 ET NAPHS Applauds Rep. Tim Murphy for Introduction of Comprehensive Mental Health Reform Legislation

Dialogue on Tough Challenges Will Help Advance Policy Changes  As the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in...


Nov 08, 2013, 15:00 ET Final Rule Governing the Federal Mental Health and Substance Use Parity Law Adds Important Health Insurance Protections for All Americans, Says NAPHS

NAPHS Applauds Progress Towards Fairness and Equity  Today the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor, and Treasury...


Jul 15, 2013, 09:00 ET New NAPHS Annual Survey Tracks Behavioral Treatment Trends

Behavioral healthcare systems are playing a major role in responding to the needs of the millions of Americans of all ages who experience...