Public Policy Center

A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care in America

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation are 2 of 35 organizations that have joined 14 founding members of a Unified Vision for Transforming Behavioral Health. Available here are the February 25 statement of the 35 organizations, as well as the December 2020 founding vision statement: The joint AAHD-Lakeshore Fd statement, located in the 35 organizations statement: […]

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COVID-19 HHS Declared Public Health Emergency Likely Throughout 2021

AAHD has joined a Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) thank you letter to HHS officials for announcing to the nation’s governors that the COVID-19 public health emergency will likely last throughout 2021. Available here is the February 23 letter to:  Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Secretary, Norris Cochran; Acting Assistant Secretary for […]

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COVID-19 Congressional Relief Legislation – Enhancing Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) – (Continued)

23 U.S. Senators have written their colleagues supporting the House Energy and Commerce Committee recommended increase in federal Medicaid matching for HCBS as part of the COVID-19 Relief Legislation. Available here are the February 17 letter by 23 Senators and the Senator Hassan (NH) press release on their effort. […]

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