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September 03, 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico, uniquely combines the charm of the mountains with the warmth of the desert and the hospitality of the Southwest. What an idyllic setting for a major conference hosted by the National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH).
August 06, 2019
Almost everywhere I go these days, I hear people talking about “evidence-based practices” or “EBPs.” Frequently, the label is used in conversations to lend credibility to a comment about a particular clinical or program intervention; EBPs do open the doors to payment for services. Rarely does…
July 23, 2019
Creating Sacred Spaces in Opera and Behavioral Healthcare What does opera have to do with our work, you may have wondered as you read the title of this piece? Well, if you’re familiar with opera, there are lots of “mad” scenes in many. On occasion, those scenes are used at our national psychiatric…
July 18, 2019
It concerns me greatly. I must write again in support of the foundational concept that all Americans should have access to good health insurance. As has happened so many times over the past decade, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is under vicious attack, despite the fact that it has moved us so very…
July 02, 2019
This Independence Day will mark the 243rd anniversary of our national Declaration of Independence. This monumental document was signed by 56 very courageous souls in Philadelphia on a torturous, hot summer day. Our declaration rings true across the centuries—everyone has inalienable rights to life…
January 02, 2019
Behavioral healthcare is at a disproportionate risk for harm by a recent court ruling to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. It's now on the industry to push Congress to overturn the decision.
December 21, 2017
Politically, economically and legislatively, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Our predictions for the 2018 healthcare market and some practical recommendations for action are described below.
November 28, 2016
You’ve probably noticed our name has change to Behavioral Healthcare Executive to underscore our long-standing focus on the C-suite owners and operators of behavioral health organizations.
November 01, 2016
Our newly created Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare has established a fund to support not-for-profit organizations with a proven commitment to enhancing behavioral healthcare. Submit your grant application today!
March 05, 2015
A lot is being written recently regarding groundbreaking “studies” that show that doctor/patient communication is actually more important than the environment in determining patient satisfaction. Why is this surprising to anyone?  
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