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The ACMHA/Magellan Webinar Series

The ACMHA/Magellan Webinar Series continues on Thursday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m. EST with MY LIFE: Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment presented by Greg Dicharry, CPRP. This webinar is designed to increase the competency of clinicians working with youth to further engage, assess and treat family systems, rather than the individual child outside of its family […]

SAMHSA on National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention

Participants spoke about suicide prevention efforts. They said mental health and substance abuse was a public health issue which should be confronted by destigmatizing mental illness and suicide. They focused on an initiative where the department of Health and Human Services would provide nearly $56 million in new grants to support the national strategy. The […]

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Save The Date-ACMHA Policy Forum: Harnessing Community Support for Health and Well-being

Save the Date ACMHA Policy Forum: Harnessing Community Support for Health and Well-being December 4-5, 2012: Washington, DC ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership will convene a Policy Forum on Capitol Hill toexamine a critical policy issue: how to promote the natural role of our communities in supporting equitable access to healthcare, improving emotional and […]

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Obama administration takes new action to improve public health

News Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2012 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343   Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new investments that will help strengthen the nation’s public health workforce and fight disease and illness.   “These investments are part of our work to promote public health and they will […]


2012 Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Conference Highlight: Dr. Ijeoma Achara on Thriving in an Era of Change

Trends in Behavioral Healthcare: Join the Conversation The Danya Institute is pleased to present this regular series of orignal articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare.  Our latest article is by special guest author Jeremy Mohler. Dr. Ijeoma Achara of Achara Consulting, Inc. delivered her presentation titled Thriving in an Era of Change: Promoting […]

Health Affairs Briefing: “Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care”

  Health Affairs Briefing: Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care August 22nd, 2012  by Chris Fleming Register HERE. “On Friday, September 7, Health Affairs will hold a briefing to unveil its September 2012 issue, “Payment Reform To Achieve Better Health Care.” The volume contains a thorough examination of the present state of and future challenges for payment reform, […]

Joint Meeting of SAMHSA’s Advisory Committees Live Webcast Meeting

    August 9, 2012 | 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Agenda Report from the SAMHSA Administrator Update on SAMHSA’s budget Discussion regarding the impact of Federal health reform and state budgets on mental health and substance abuse programs   Update on health care reform: The following advisory councils and committees will be participating […]

Acknowledgement of 10 Years of Service

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and say thank you to Ms. Kathleen Hauck, our now-retired Director of Operations & Conferences. Kathleen retired from The Danya Institute (The Institute) on March 15th, after 10 years of exceptional service. Kathleen wore many hats here at the Institute: Director of Operations & Conferences, Human […]