Advocacy Alert: November 2022 Legislative News Round Up

December 2, 2022

For those of you who follow us on social media know, we post news stories on a daily basis that are connected to the behavioral health and addiction treatment industry.

Many of these are news stories regarding legislation, so once a month we send out a 'news roundup' of related news stories we've posted. Unless otherwise stated, BHAP has no official stance on any of these stories: the intention is to share so that we're all better informed as to what's happening in the legislative world.

A reminder that BHAP members get access to a monthly call with our advocate in Washington, DC, to find out what is going on and ask any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us for more information on that.

IN | Indiana lawmakers in talks to increase mental health funding
Shared 11/8/2022
Earlier this month, the Indiana Behavioral Health Commission issued a report saying the state needs to increase funding for mental health services by 60% over the next four years.

Advocacy in Action: Ending the Overdose Epidemic
Shared 11/9/2022
Opioid prescriptions have decreased by nearly 50% nationwide, but the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic continues to worsen, making it clear that an all-hands approach is needed to save lives.

CDC Releases New Opioid Guidelines: What to Know
Shared 11/10/2022
The US Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidelines for clinicians in prescribing opioids – the first update since 2016.

Nearly 150 County Officials Sign-Onto NACo's Behavioral Health Advocacy Letter to Congress
Shared 11/15/2022
The National Association of Counties (NACo) led a bipartisan group of nearly 150 county elected officials in calling on Congress to pass key county priorities in an end-of-year behavioral and mental health legislative package.

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