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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Build Capacity: CSB Development tab definitions

What is a “Coalition Development” or “CSB Development” activity? Coalition (or CSB) Development are just organizational-specific terms that refer to Capacity Development, a Community-based Process. Development activities are those activities that the coalition and its members, or the CSB staff engage in that are not expected to directly change the attitudes, behaviors, perceptions, or knowledge […]

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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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SAVE THE DATE: Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use: Translating Research into Practice and Policy

VIRGINIA FORUM ON YOUTH TOBACCO USE: TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE AND POLICY SAVE THE DATE Please mark your calendars for the sixth triennial Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use: Translating Research into Practice and Policy. This conference will be held in Richmond, VA at the Delta Marriot Richmond Downtown on March 21-22, 2018. The past […]

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Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use: Translating Research into Practice and Policy

Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use: Translating Research into Practice and Policy   SAVE THE DATE   Please mark your calendars for the sixth triennial Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use: Translating Research into Practice and Policy. This conference will be held in Richmond, VA at the Delta Marriot Richmond Downtown on March 21-22, 2018. […]

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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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