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2014-03-31 20:22:48

$900 Million Investment in Mental Health Services is Most Significant in Decades WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate today passed legislation that included $900 million to fund the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act. The legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week as part of the Medicare SGR Repeal bill, establishes a two year demonstration program in eight states to offer a broad range of mental health and...

2014-03-12 23:25:09

Dade Moeller Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President William (Bill) E. Kennedy, Jr., has been elected to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Board of Directors; he also will serve on the finance committee. RICHLAND, Wash. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President William (Bill) E. Kennedy, Jr., has been elected as a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Board of Directors. In...

2013-12-12 16:25:14

Senate and House Efforts Indicate Progress Since Sandy Hook Tragedy WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Finance Committee today voted to include the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act as an amendment to the SGR Repeal legislation. The Excellence Act, sponsored by Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Blunt (R-MO), would improve quality and expand access to mental health care through community mental health providers. The legislation would establish a 10...

2013-12-05 12:30:06

The National Council challenges the public to devise the next game-changing innovation in healthcare. The winner will have the opportunity to showcase their technology at the 2015 National Council Conference in Orlando, FL. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) has issued an eHealth Challenge. Whose game-changing healthcare technology innovation will take the prize? Enter the eHealth Challenge -- tell us about your...

2013-11-05 23:24:34

Nominations are now being accepted for the National Council-Relias Visionary Leadership in Behavioral Health Award. Cary, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Relias Learning is pleased to sponsor the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2014 Visionary Leadership Award. This award, one of National Council’s Awards of Excellence, recognizes a staff member or volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in behavioral healthcare—improving the lives of individuals with mental...

2013-10-16 16:25:53

Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Mental Health WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Inspiring Hope Awards, supported by Eli Lilly and Company, which recognize exceptional contributions in the fight against mental illness. The Inspiring Hope Awards are built on the legacy of the Lilly Reintegration and Welcome Back Awards and recognize individuals who have shown...

2013-05-23 20:20:47

A Win for Youth OREM, Utah, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the adoption of the Boy Scouts of America Membership Standards Resolution by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council, the BSA - Utah National Parks Council (www.utahscouts.org) released the following statement: The Utah National Parks Council believes the adoption of the new membership resolution by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America is a win for everyone involved in Scouting - especially...

2013-04-08 12:28:10

2013 Honorees to Share their Stories at Special Awards Ceremony on April 9 WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) and Eli Lilly and Company are proud to announce the 2013 honorees of the prestigious Reintegration and Welcome Back Awards. The Reintegration Awards honor the contributions of individuals who live with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and battle tremendous odds, as well as those who...

2013-03-22 12:24:15

HHS Secretary Says It's Time to Bring Mental Illness Out of the Shadows WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will keynote the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's conference in Las Vegas, April 8-10. "Secretary Sebelius has shown outstanding leadership during challenging times, and has found tremendous opportunities in those challenges," said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO...

2013-01-14 12:23:12

National Council Introduces Youth Mental Health First Aid on Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus Tour WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Behavioral Health is offering an evidence-based training program to help citizens identify mental health problems in young people, intervene in mental health crises, and connect youth with care. The program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, focused on youth 12 to 25 years, is being rolled out across the country after a...