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Mental health services don’t exist in a vacuum. They are deeply influenced by developments in the greater health care landscape. These stories will give you an idea of what’s going with the Affordable Care Act, the health care workforce, efforts at institutional reform, government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, system-wide weakness in the provision of care, and efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities.

Marshall University receives grant to increase behavioral health providers in rural areas

Marshall University has been awarded more than $850,000 in effort to increase the number of behavioral health providers serving underserved populations and people in rural areas. “Providing funding to enhance behavioral health workforce capacity is a worthwhile investment,” said Amy Saunders, director of Marshall’s Wellness Center.

Congress has two weeks to prevent 400,000 Texas kids from losing health insurance

A federal program that provides health insurance for about 390,000 Texas children must be reauthorized by Congress by the end of the month. Most of the children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, are in working-class families. “This is a lifeline,” says Joyce Mauk, a pediatrician in Fort Worth and president Read more

PODCAST | What the health? Health plans busting out all over

In a busy health week for Congress, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee agreed on a proposal to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five more years, while Republicans and Democrats at the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee continued to pursue a joint plan to stabilize the individual health insurance market.

Give an Hour™ Offers Free Mental Health Services in Response to the Massive Destruction of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Give an Hour™ a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005, announces that it is opening its network to provide immediate and long term mental health support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Give an Hour will extend these services to those affected by Hurricane Irma should the need arise.

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