NJAMHAA

The Number of People in Need Continues to Increase;
State Budget Must Adequately Fund Mental Health and Substance Use Services

An increasing number of people are in need of mental health and substance use services. One in five adults has a mental illness, and 60 percent of these individuals also have a substance use disorder. These are illnesses that must be diagnosed and treated as early as possible and as consistently as possible – just like any physical illness.

Yet, it is becoming more difficult for individuals to receive services, especially for New Jersey’s  most vulnerable residents as the community-based mental health and substance use system is about to transition to a Fee-for-Service reimbursement system.

Fee-for-Service rates for several services will not cover the costs. As a result, providers will not be able to serve as many individuals and some will close programs altogether. In fact, unless these rates are increased significantly, tens of thousands of individuals across the state will lose services that have enabled them to make great progress toward wellness and recovery.

Click here to hear directly from individuals who receive services how valuable the services have been for them and how the loss of services would be devastating for them or their family members.

Please also share these links with your staff, Boards, clients and communities, and post them on your websites and social media outlets!

Thank you for your support.

 

  

 

NJAMHAA Members Pay Discounted Rates!

Visit njamhaa.org to view our NJAMHAA Member Directory to see if your organization is a NJAMHAA member.  All employees of NJAMHAA member organizations receive the member rate to NJAMHAA events.

For a listing of NJAMHAA events, please visit njamhaa.org/events.

State Budget Needs to Adequately Fund Community-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Services
The New Jersey Legislature's FY 2017 budget passed in both the Senate and Assembly. At $34.8 billion, ut us$275 million greater than the latest budget proposed by Governor Christie. The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) is pleased that the Legi...
Succeeding in Fee For Service
June 23, 29 2016 SOLD OUT July 11, 28 2016 SOLD OUT NJAMHAA Conf Room ...
NJAMHAA Statement on the Orlando Tragedy
From Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. joins the nation in feeling deep sympathy for the victims and survivors o...
Discover Advances in Personalized Medicine, Gain Advice for Ensuring Positive Transitions in Care!
Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Department of Human Services, 222 S. Warren St., First Floor Conference Room, Trenton, NJ * Reynold A. Panettieri, MD, Professor and Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine and Science, and Director of the Rutgers Instit...
NJAMHAA Celebrates 65 Years of Building Partnerships & Rebuilding Lives
Providers and other Stakeholders to Be Honored at Annual Conference April 13, 2016 The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) is celebrating its 65th anniversary and its evolution over the years to strengthen member organizations as the behavio...
NJAMHAA Demonstrates Value of Services for Residents’ Lives and State’s Economy
Community-based mental health and substance use services provide tremendous value by saving lives and greatly enhancing quality of life for children and adults throughout New Jersey, as well as contributing to the state's economy. The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction ...
NJAMHAA Press Conference Illustrates Value of Services for People and Economy
NJAMHAA Press Conference Illustrates Value of Services for People and Economy Earlier today, NJAMHAA held a press conference to illustrate the profound impact that member providers' services have not only on the lives of children and adults throughout New Jersey, but also on the state...
NJAMHAA Pres./CEO Highlights Positive Provisions of Behavioral Health Reform Bill
Debra Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA, recently participated in a roundtable discussion, Strengthening our Mental Health System across the Full Continuum of Care, convened by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6th District), a ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Commit...
EXCITING NEWS - Limited Time Discount Dual Membership!
The Center for Non-Profits and NJAMHAA are delighted to announce a limited time discount membership offer! If you are already a NJAMHAA member, please encourage your colleagues to become members of both organizations. They will save 20 percent off their annual dues for each membership...
NJAMHAA Introduces Membership Opportunities
For its first 65 years, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc.'s (NJAMHAA's) membership has consisted solely of organizations: agencies that provide treatment and support services for individuals of all ages who have mental illnesses, substance use disord...
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