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  1. UnitedHealth Group partners with East Carolina University on pediatric mental health

    UnitedHealth Group formed a $3.2 million grant partnership with East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., to expand the school's telepsychiatry program.
  2. CDC finds deaths by suicide up 4.8%: 25 stats to know

    The number of suicide deaths in the U.S. went from 45,979 in 2020 to 48,183 in 2021, an increase of 4.8 percent, according to the most recent data released by the CDC.
  3. Aetna, Community Care put $1.2M into mental health counseling degree program in West Virginia

    Local divisions of Aetna Better Health and Community Care invested a total of $1.2 million to develop a new mental health counseling graduate program at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

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  1. U of Cincinnati to use $1.25M to explore PTSD therapies

    PESI, an education nonprofit group based in Eau Claire, Wis., donated $1.25 million to the University of Cincinnati medical school to support research on therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  2. UHS, LVHN team up for behavioral health joint venture in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania-based health systems Lehigh Valley Health Network and Universal Health Services have partnered to build a behavioral health hospital in the state's Hanover Township.
  3. 50 Crossroads Treatment Centers accredited as Centers of Excellence

    Fifty of Greenville, S.C.-based mental health and substance use treatment provider Crossroads' opioid treatment programs in Pennsylvania have been designated Centers of Excellence by the state's Department of Human Services. 
  4. $9M awarded to crisis stabilization services in Pennsylvania

    The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has awarded almost $9 million in grant funding to four single county authorities across the state.

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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  1. Blair Drug and Alcohol to receive $772K for new behavioral health center

    Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships has been awarded $772,000 to create a behavioral health unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Altoona, Altoona Mirror reported Feb. 9. 
  2. BCBS Arizona Foundation to invest $1M toward mental health initiatives

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona Foundation plans to invest $1 million toward statewide mental health initiatives. 
  3. Chicago Department of Public Health expands mental health network

    The Chicago Department of Public Health, alongside Mayor Lori Lightfoot, has expanded the city's mental health network to all 77 neighborhoods. 
  4. Delphi Behavioral Health declares bankruptcy, will close facilities

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Delphi Behavioral Health Group has filed for bankruptcy, South Florida Business Journal said Feb. 9. 

The COVID-19 'infodemic': How 4 systems are combating health misinformation

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How Ballad, MetroHealth and 2 other systems are addressing COVID misinformation and restoring patient trust. Join the virtual discussion here.
  1. North Carolina launches online registry for behavioral health beds

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a registry to help lower wait times for behavioral healthcare beds in the state.
  2. Mental Health America in support of Biden's mental health plan

    Mental Health America is in support of President Biden's plans to address the nation's mental health and substance abuse crisis, part of his "unity agenda" mentioned in his State of the Union speech Feb. 7. 
  3. Staffing projected as top financial strain for behavioral health services in 2023

    Staffing is expected to be the most significant financial strain for behavioral health services, according to a survey recently released by Behavioral Health Business.
  4. Bronson Healthcare, Acadia name Deb Rozewicz CEO of new behavioral health hospital

    Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare and Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare have named Deb Rozewicz, RN, the CEO of Bronson Behavioral Health hospital in Battle Creek, Mich., Leader Publications reported Feb. 7. 
  5. Sun River Health receives $3.8M to expand community health center services in New York

    Peekskill, N.Y.-based Sun River Health has been granted $3.8 million to expand two of its community care centers.
  6. What to know about Rhode Island's $100M psychiatric hospital revamp

    Rhode Island legislators further developed their plans for a $100 million enhancement of the Eleanor Slater Hospital in Burrille.
  7. Ballad Health opens 24-hour behavioral health center in Tennessee

    Ballad Health has opened a 24-hour center at the Woodridge psychiatric hospital in Johnson City, Tenn., according to a Feb. 6 report from WJHL News.
  8. Horizon Behavioral Health offering trauma sensitivity training scholarships to Virginia educators

    Lynchburg, Va.-based Horizon Behavioral Health plans to offer 15 scholarships for trauma sensitivity training to Virginia educators and school administrators, ABC affiliate WSET reported Feb. 6. 
  9. Shore Neurocognitive and Behavioral Health doubles facility in expansion

    Easton, Md.-based Shore Neurocognitive and Behavioral Health has doubled its facility to allow for more support and services for aging adults and their caregivers, The Star Democrat reported Feb. 5. 

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