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  1. Minnesota police department launches mental health pilot program to provide free therapy

    The police department in Bloomington, Minn., is launching a mental health pilot program that provides immediate, no-cost in-home therapy to community members.
  2. Avera to expand behavioral health services

    Avera is expanding access to inpatient behavioral healthcare across two locations in South Dakota.
  3. San Diego County proposes $24M behavioral health worker training program

    A new training program for behavioral health workers is among seven proposals looking to share $80 million in federal funding across California's San Diego County, The San-Diego Union Tribune reported Jan. 2.

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  1. Patient dies after assault at Minnesota mental health facility

    A patient died after allegedly being assaulted by another patient at the state-operated Forensic Mental Health Program's North Campus in St. Peter, Minn., KEYC News Now reported Jan. 2.
  2. Private-equity-backed ARC Health acquired 12 practices in 2023

    Beachwood, Ohio-based ARC Health acquired 12 psychiatry and counseling practices in 2023. 
  3. Behavioral health center opens in Minnesota

    Northern Minnesota-based Lakeview Behavioral Health has opened a new behavioral health office in Duluth, ABC affiliate WDIO reported Jan. 2.
  4. New York behavioral health provider names CEO

    Cathy Lovejoy has been appointed CEO of behavioral health and housing services provider Lakeview Health Services.

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  1. States ranked by illicit drug use

    West Virginia is the state with the highest rate of nonmedical drug use over the past year, while North Dakota has the lowest, according to recent data from the United Health Foundation.
  2. 6 new Medicare Advantage behavioral health regulations take effect

    Medicare Advantage plans will be required to comply with new behavioral health network adequacy and wait time standards in 2024. 
  3. Fentanyl test kit market to hit $180M by 2033

    The international point-of-care fentanyl test kit market is expected to hit $180.9 million by 2033, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.5% during the forecast period.
  4. South Carolina mental health center launches new addiction treatment program

    Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness in Ladson, S.C., has launched a new substance use and recovery program, CBS affiliate WCSC reported Jan. 1.

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  1. Wisconsin mental health center to close

    Journey Mental Health Center is closing its location in Portage, Wis., in January, NBC affiliate WMTV reported Dec. 28.
  2. Urgent recovery center opens in Oklahoma

    Grand Mental Health has opened a new urgent recovery center in Tulsa, Okla., CBS affiliate KOTV reported Dec. 29.
  3. 4 ways mental health providers are using AI

    Around half of mental health practitioners surveyed by Wiley said they have used generative AI in some form in their practice in the past year. 
  4. Study: Mental, physical health integration in Medicaid isn't working yet

    Integrating physical and behavioral healthcare in Medicaid managed care did not result in significant changes in utilization, outcomes or social determinants of health, a study published Dec. 28 in JAMA Health Forum found. 
  5. California puts $150M behind youth mental health

    California will fund 262 organizations providing mental health services to children, youth and young adults. 
  6. NIH grant awarded to study effect of Medicaid ACOs on children's mental healthcare

    UMass Amherst researcher Sarah Goff, MD, received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the effects of Medicaid accountable care organizations on the quality of behavioral and mental health for Massachusetts children. 
  7. NFL team partners with brain health organization

    The Indianapolis Colts have partnered with One Mind, a national brain health nonprofit, to support several research and development initiatives.
  8. Washington hospital to close mental health unit

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based Confluence Health will close a medical unit designed to accommodate patients with behavioral health needs in March. 
  9. Former behavioral health CEO indicted in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme

    The former CEO of a behavioral health provider has been indicted for allegedly funneling millions of dollars from the business to himself. 

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