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9 Health Priorities in the Build Back Better Legislation

By AAHD / 2021-12-02
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AAHD has joined a Families USA, Community Catalyst, and others led coalition statement to the House and Senate requesting that the final Senate passed Build

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Alleviate Barriers To Access Evidence-Based Treatment for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder (2) – State and County Officials

By AAHD / 2021-12-02
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In response to the Senate Committee on Finance RFI on barriers to treatment, on November 18 we posted statements by AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation;

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CDC Funding Advocacy with Congress

By AAHD / 2021-11-30
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AAHD has joined 140 members of the CDC Coalition asking the House and Senate appropriations leaders to include the House passed $10.5 billion CDC appropriation

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Leveraging Integrated Networks in Communities (LINC) To Address Social Needs – H.R. 6072 and S. 509

By AAHD / 2021-11-30
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House members have introduced the LINC Act (HR 6072), accompanying a previously introduced Senate bill (S. 509). AAHD and our partner Lakeshore Foundation have endorsed

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Alleviate Barriers To Access Evidence-Based Treatment for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

By AAHD / 2021-11-18
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In response to the Senate Committee on Finance RFI on barriers to treatment, AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments. AAHD & Lakeshore joined

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Dept of HHS – Draft Strategic Plan – Disability Community Comments

By AAHD / 2021-11-09
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AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) draft strategic plan. The AAHD and Lakeshore comments

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The HHS COVID Health Equity Report – Disability Community Response

By AAHD / 2021-11-09
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The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) has responded to the Dept of HHS, Office of Minority Health, final COVID Health Equity Task Force report.

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Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) – State Oversite Role

By AAHD / 2021-11-09
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The nation’s leading behavioral health organizations have written the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) requesting immediate strengthening of guidance implementing MHAPAE in health insurance.

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Medicaid Health Homes – Proposed Core Quality Measures

By AAHD / 2021-11-04
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AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have commented on the Mathematica for CMS proposed Medicaid health homes core quality measures. We also endorsed comments submitted by

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HHS COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force – Disability Community Comments

By AAHD / 2021-11-02
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The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) submitted comments to the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. AAHD is a

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