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  1. Bradford Health Services acquires addiction treatment provider

    Birmingham, Ala.-based addiction treatment and recovery services Bradford Health Services has acquired Southaven, Miss.-based Vertava Health.
  2. Proposed Michigan law would require insurance to cover mental health

    A Michigan bill is looking to require insurance companies to cover mental health and substance use care treatment, according to a Nov. 13 report from the Detroit Free Press.
  3. The counties with the greatest maternal mental health risk

    Seventy percent of U.S. counties lack sufficient maternal mental health resources, according to recent data from the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health.

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  1. New York appoints Dr. Ruth the nation's 1st 'loneliness ambassador'

    New York has appointed television host Ruth Westheimer, EdD, as the nation's first "ambassador to loneliness." 
  2. Social worker pleads guilty to multimillion dollar Medicaid, Medicare fraud scheme

    A Rhode Island social worker pleaded guilty to orchestrating a billing fraud scheme that cost Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers $3.5 million. 
  3. Federal Aviation Association forms committee on pilot mental health

    The Federal Aviation Administration has formed a committee focusing on the mental health of pilots.
  4. 6 addiction treatment updates behavioral health leaders should know

    From new treatments to new facilities, here are six updates related to addiction that Becker's has covered since Oct. 24:

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  1. South Dakota VA hospital falls short of mental health compliance

    Sioux Falls Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in South Dakota was found to be out of compliance with mental health regulations, according to a Nov. 10 report from South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
  2. Behavioral health urgent care service opens in Boston

    East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has officially opened its new behavioral health urgent care center for children, adolescents and adults, PBS affiliate WGBH reported Nov. 9.
  3. Arkansas Children's to open $70M center focusing on children's opioid crisis

    Arkansas Children's in Little Rock is opening a first-of-its-kind center that will focus on the "impacts of the opioid crisis on the fetus, newborn and developing children."
  4. Senate panel advances behavioral health changes: 5 things to know

    The Senate Finance Committee voted Nov. 8 to advance a healthcare package that includes changes intended to improve behavioral health access. 

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  1. Dads who are a little depressed may have smarter kids, study suggests

    Paternal mental health both during and after pregnancy may influence the child's mental health, but not in the way researchers expected, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology.
  2. 6 new behavioral health centers in 10 days

    Here are six behavioral health center openings and groundbreakings that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 31:
  3. Ketamine used to ease withdrawal symptoms at Alabama crisis center

    AltaPointe's Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Mobile, Ala., has begun offering the use of ketamine to help transition a patient from fentanyl to addiction-treatment medicine buprenorphine.
  4. Senators introduce legislation to grow addiction care workforce

    Two senators have introduced bipartisan legislation to increase the addiction care workforce through a student loan debt relief program.
  5. Biden administration unveils 'recovery ready workplace' plan for substance use disorder

    The Biden administration unveiled a list of resources to help businesses and state leaders increase employment opportunities for Americans struggling with substance use disorder or who are in recovery.
  6. Data's increasing role in mental health, per 2 Acadia executives

    Michael Genovese, MD, JD, and Navdeep Kang, PsyD, chief medical officer and chief quality officer of Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare, respectively, one of the largest behavioral healthcare providers in the U.S., joined Becker's to discuss the importance of measurement-based treatment in behavioral health and how the health system is pioneering it at its facilities. 
  7. U of Missouri to launch perinatal mental health program

    The University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia has launched a program to increase access to mental health care for pregnant women and new moms throughout the state.
  8. U of North Carolina opens 54-bed youth behavioral health hospital

    The University of North Carolina has opened UNC Hospitals Youth Behavioral Health in Butner, N.C.
  9. Northwell launches $500M initiative to expand pediatric mental health services

    New Hyde Park, NY-based Northwell Health has launched a $500 million initiative to support its pediatric mental health services.

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