Article – Aetna waives co-pay for opioid overdose drug

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/12/news/aetna-narcan-co-pay/index.html   Aetna waives co-pay for opioid overdose drug by Danielle Wiener-Bronner   @dwbronnerDecember 12, 2017: 6:57 PM ET Aetna says it will try to fight the opioid crisis by waiving anti-overdose drug co-pays and limiting first-time opioid prescriptions. Starting on January 1, the co-pay on Narcan will be waived for some customers, the health insurer said on […]

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The State of Mental Health in 2018 – MHA Report

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/2018%20The%20State%20of%20MH%20in%20America%20-%20FINAL.pdf The State of Mental Health in 2018 – MHA Report Virginia ranks 40th in the overall category, indicating a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of  access to services. Here’s how Virginia fairs in the other rankings: Adult – 23rd Youth – 47th Prevalence of Mental Illness – 28th Access to Care […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid and Mental Health Budget Actions

Zero dollars directed to prevention… ~Biennial budget invests $76 million to combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $76 million to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment. The proposed funding will improve behavioral health services […]

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Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board Opioid media campaign

Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board  2017-18 Opioid Prevention Media Campaign   The Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, HNNCSB, received funding from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, DBHDS, to develop and implement an effective population level change strategy to prevent opiate use and over dose deaths in our service areas of Hampton and […]

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Promoting Suicide Prevention Town Hall on NewsTalk 1230

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board was joined by Mary Washington Healthcare and Mental Health America of Fredericksburg on NewTalk 1230’s morning Town Talk radio show the morning of December 4th. Representatives discussed the upcoming community town hall on suicide prevention being held Thursday, December 7th at 5:30 p.m. at the Fick Conference Center in […]

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Reminder – Prevention Council Meeting 12/1

Prevention Directors, The Prevention Council is scheduled to meet on Friday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. Thank you to Lori at Region Ten CSB for providing a meeting space. Address: Peterson Health Center 800 Preston Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903 We’re meeting in the upstairs conference room. There is a call-in option: 877-658-5107 (Code 513899#) Please […]

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Community town hall will focus on suicide prevention (Fredericksburg)

A special thank you to Nicole Gore and Becky Textor for their participation in this Fredericksburg event on December 7th. We’re excited to have the state and region represented in this community conversation. – MW Community town hall will focus on suicide prevention Nov 13, 2017 | Health and Medicine From RACSB More than 1,100 people died […]

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