By: Ray Russell On: June 14, 2019 In: Comments: 0

The Connecticut Parity Coalition was busy in 2019 ensuring that access to mental health and addiction treatment is provided at parity with physical and surgical treatment. The Coalition includes BHECON partner CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, as well as partners from last year’s BHECON Candidate Roundtable; NAMI Connecticut and Mental...

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By: Ray Russell On: September 24, 2018 In: Comments: 0

On September 6th, The CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, APT Foundation, Keep the Promise Coalition, Mental Health Connecticut and NAMI Connecticut partnered with BHECON to host a roundtable in West Haven, CT with state officials, legislators, candidates, community behavioral health advocates and constituents to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the...

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By: Ray Russell On: August 16, 2018 In: Comments: 0

Join BHECON, The Connecticut Community Non-Profit Alliance, NAMI Connecticut, Mental Health Connecticut, Keep the Promise Coalition and APT Foundation as they unite legislators, candidates, community behavioral health advocates and constituents in a roundtable discussion to highlight the challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut’s behavioral health care delivery system. This event...

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By: site.admin On: May 10, 2018 In: Comments: 0

This fact sheet overviews the need and importance of SB 384 “An Act Concerning Mental Health Parity” and lists all of the supporters in Connecticut and nationally who back this needed legislation. Connecticut lacks true parity in practice. Enforceable parity law is one way to ensure that health plans...

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By: site.admin On: April 10, 2018 In: Comments: 0

Updated State Chartbook Now Available USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics recently released a new version of the Connecticut State Chartbook including a handful of updates for a recent Public Health Committee Briefing. It is now accessible here and in the Research Hub.

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By: site.admin On: March 21, 2018 In: Comments: 0

On April 9th, 2018, Connecticut State Legislators, health care lobbyists and safety net advocates gathered in Hartford, CT for an informational briefing organized by the Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance on behavioral health and Connecticut’s economy. Pressing issues facing Connecticut’s legislature include mental health parity and criminal justice treatment access for...

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By: site.admin On: March 08, 2018 In: Comments: 0

The Alliance recently testified in front of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee in support of S.B. No. 384 “An Act Concerning Mental Health Parity, Data Reported by Managed Care Organizations and The All-Payer Claims Database.” The legislation would enforce mental health parity and result in increased access to...

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By: site.admin On: October 06, 2017 In: Comments: 0

Improving access to high-quality medical care for patients with mental illness remains one of the most vexing problems facing the healthcare system in the United States. As a way to highlight key data on the health and economic impact of Medicaid and other federal policies in expanding access to...

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By: site.admin On: March 17, 2017 In: Comments: 0

The third BHECON forum in Connecticut welcomed state legislators and policymakers to learn about the important sources of coverage and care for individuals with mental illness. The forum featured presentations from national experts describing the costs of mental illness in Connecticut and the role of Medicaid and other funding...

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By: site.admin On: February 28, 2017 In: Comments: 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joy Burwell, joyb@thenationalcouncil.org, 202-748-8789 Patty McQueen, 860-985-3533 Behavioral Health Organizations to Host Forum on the Financing of CT’s Mental Health System Hartford, CT (February 27, 2017) – Maintaining and expanding care for individuals in need of behavioral health services requires a concerted effort by providers,...

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