Advocacy Alert: November 2022 Legislative News Round Up
December 2, 2022
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
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
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
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
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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