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The following is a list of briefings, documents, and publications that have been ranked by the Alliance for Health Reform in order of relevance, 10 being "Exclusively Related" to the issue, to 5 being "Somewhat Related" to the issue. Webcasts, transcripts and resource materials can be downloaded for each briefing listed.
 
RankTypeDescription
10Briefing  Behavioral Health: Can Primary Care Help Meet the Growing Need? , 5/4/2012
An estimated one out of five adults in the U.S. suffers with mental illness. Some 11 million adults reported an unmet need for mental health care in the past year, a situation no doubt made worse by the recent recession and higher-than-normal unemployment. The health reform law's expansion of Medicaid holds the potential to provide treatment to millions with substance use or mental health disorders who might not otherwise have gotten this care. But Medicaid already finances more than half of mental health care in the U.S. While addressing unmet needs, the reform law provisions raise new challenges. Given their budgetary constraints, will states be able to expand capacity to meet the demands of increased enrollment? Will sacrifices in other benefits and services be needed in order to provide mental health parity? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation sponsored a May 4 briefing. 
10Briefing  Healing Mind and Body: Behavioral Health and Reform, 7/17/2009
As the health reform debate has heated up, little of the discussion has focused on the area of mental health and substance use disorders. More than 33 million Americans are treated annually for such disorders. The passage of the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in 2008 indicated that access to mental health and substance use disorder services is a priority. Yet there are concerns that the cost of accessing this care could rise. What mental health and substance use disorder provisions are included in the health reform proposals? How do the quality and cost of these services, including those available for addiction disorders, fit into the discussion? How might reform legislation affect mental health parity? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Open Society Institute sponsored a July 17 briefing. Click Read More for webcast, podcast, speakers' PowerPoints and other downloadable resource materials.  
10Briefing TranscriptHealing Mind and Body: Behavioral Health and Reform, 7/17/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Briefing: Healing Mind and Body: Behavioral Health and Reform, 7/17/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitMental Health Policy: A Toolkit, 9/10/2012
Mental health problems have been rising in the public consciousness -- with recent mass shootings, with the recession and with the passage of the health reform law. This toolkit offers links to many resources on the scope of the nation's mental health problems and promising ways of addressing them. Includes a list of experts and websites. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationCovering Health Issues, 6th Edition (2011 update) - complete book, 5/10/2011
The 200-page Alliance sourcebook, "Covering Health Issues," has been completely updated. Written with reporters in mind,"Covering Health Issues" is useful for anyone looking for concise information on health policy issues, and experts from across the political spectrum. Chapters contain fast facts, background, tips for reporters, story ideas and experts with contact information. The book also includes an extensive glossary and ideas for TV and radio reporters. Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationSourcebook 2004 - Chapter 10: Mental Health, 9/1/2004
This chapter from the Alliance sourcebook, “Covering Health Issues, 2004” presents key facts, background, story ideas, experts and websites on the subject of mental health. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Offsite Document  Health Data That May Leave You of Two Minds, 5/24/2013
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Affordable Care Act Will Expand Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits and Parity Protections for 62 Million Americans, 2/20/2013
 - Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Children’s Mental Health: Concerns Remain about Appropriate Services for Children in Medicaid and Foster Care, 12/1/2012
 - Source: Government Accountability Office (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Cubriendo temas de salud 2009 , 6/1/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Mental disorders and medical comorbidity, 2/1/2011
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Synthesis Project Policy Brief (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  How can early treatment of serious mental illness improve lives and save money?, 3/1/2013
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Policy Snapshot Issue Brief (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  With mental health legislation stalled in Congress, states act, 6/2/2013
 - Source: Politico (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Institute of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Document  Charles Ingoglia's Presentation, 7/17/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
9Document  Mike Hogan's Presentation, 7/17/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
9Document  Eric Goplerud's Presentation, 7/17/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (PowerPoint)
9Offsite Document  Mental Health Liaison Group—Principles for Health Reform, 5/12/2009
 - Source: Mental Health Liaison Group Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Mental Health Policy and Services Five Years After the President’s Commission Report, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Psychiatric Services (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Interplay between Medicaid DSH Payment Cuts, the IMD Exclusion and the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program, 4/13/2013
 - Source: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Q&As about the NIMH Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness Study (CATIE), 9/1/2005
 - Source: National Institute of Mental Health (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Q&As about the NIMH Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) Study , 3/23/2006
 - Source: National Institute of Mental Health (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Ensuring US Health Reform Includes Prevention and Treatment of Mental and Substances Abuse..., 5/26/2009
 - Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured: The Impact of Covering Mental Illness and Addictions Disorders, 6/1/2007
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Coverage for All: Inclusion of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in State Healthcare.., 6/1/2008
 - Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness/National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Getting to Truly Comprehensive Healthcare Reform, 3/25/2009
 - Source: Huffington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Excellence in Mental Health Act: A Path to Strong Community Treatment Networks, 3/1/2013
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Reform and Mental Health, 3/1/2013
 - Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Unknown File Type)
8Document  Cost Offset of Substance Abuse, 7/1/2009
 - Source: SAMHSA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  The Mental Illness Chronic Care Improvement Act of 2009, 6/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Can We Learn From History? Mental Health in Health Care Reform, Revisited, 1/1/2009
 - Source: Psychiatric Services Online (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Osofsky's Presentation -- Options for Rebuilding the Gulf Region's Health Infrastrutcure, 5/11/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Post-Katrina Report: Mental Health System Deficient in La., 4/24/2007
 - Source: USA Today (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  A Roadmap for Change: Bringing the Hope of Recovery to Louisianans with Mental Health Condition, 6/1/2006
 - Source: Prepared for LA Department of Health and Hospitals (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Mental Health Care Disparities Among Youths Vary by State, 10/1/2004
 - Source: Academy Health  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Issue BriefRebuilding Louisiana's Health Care System, 7/26/2007
Though the Katrina flood waters have long since receded, the debate continues over how to restore – or even improve – Louisiana’s devastated health care system. This issue brief covers the health care problems still facing the city and proposed solutions. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Offsite Document  New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Efforts to Make Alcohol and Drug Addiction..., 6/1/2009
 - Source: Open Society Institute/Lake Research Partners Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Senate HELP Committee Testimony by William Emmett, 1/22/2009
 - Source: Senate HELP Committee Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Consumer Issues in Healthcare Reform, 5/27/2009
 - Source: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Beyond Parity: Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives on Access to Mental Health, 4/14/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Treatments of physical and mental health are coming together, 6/9/2013
 - Source: Los Angeles Times (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicaid Expansion & Mental Health Care, 5/1/2013
 - Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Promoting Recovery in Health Homes, Executive Summary, 8/24/2012
 - Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Fifty Years of Failing America’s Mentally Ill, 2/4/2013
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Institute aims to spread Project ECHO care model, 6/24/2013
 - Source: Family Practice News (Unknown File Type)
7Document  Behavioral Health / Primary Care Integration and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home, 4/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Offsite Document  State Behavioral Health Innovations: Disseminating Promising Practices- Exec Summary, 8/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: February 2013, 2/27/2013
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
5Document  Unmet Medical Needs of Indigent, Uninsured Americans, 6/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

 

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