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Advocates Provide Testimony at Final NJ DHS 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Session

Published: Jan 30, 2023
January 30, 2023 On January 24, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) hosted the final of three 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions, with the first two having taken place on January 17, and 19, 2023. During these listening sessions, New Jerseyans were able to...

State Department of Treasury Launches Financial Literacy Website

Published: Jan 26, 2023
January 26, 2023 Financial Wellness Is One of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Significantly Reduces Stress The New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a website with online courses with a progress-...

Sign up for Health Coverage through “Get Covered NJ” by January 31, 2023

Updated: Jan 24, 2023
January 24, 2023 The deadline for New Jerseyans to sign up for 2023 health insurance plans through the state's health insurance marketplace, "Get Covered New Jersey", is January 31, 2023, just eight days away. With the end of the open enrollment period fast approaching, State Senato...

NJAMHAA Provides Oral Testimony at Jan. 19th NJ DHS 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Session

Published: Jan 23, 2023
January 23, 2023 The New Jersey Department of Health (DHS) has hosted two 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions during which New Jerseyans were able to offer verbal testimony on new 988 mobile crisis response teams. DHS and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services ...

NJAMHAA Launches “Diverse Faces: Partners in Care” Campaign

Updated: Jan 19, 2023
January 19, 2023 Greater Investment in the Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Is Needed for the Wellbeing of New Jersey's Diverse Population A March 2022 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that the nationwide number of behavioral health soci...

New Jersey Stands to Receive More than $500M in Recently Joined Nationwide Settlement Agreement

Published: Jan 19, 2023
January 19, 2023 On January 11, 2023, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that New Jersey has joined nationwide settlement agreements with pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, as well as with drug makers Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan, to resolve claims...

Kean University Launches BeWell Mental Health Initiative to Address K-12 Student Mental Health

Published: Jan 18, 2023
January 18, 2023 Kean University is launching a new mental health partnership with an Essex County school district in New Jersey using a $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The partnership, called the BeWell Mental Health Initiative, will place Kean graduate stud...

HHS Extends PHE until at Least April 11th

Published: Jan 17, 2023
January 17, 2023 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the 12th extension to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) through at least April 11, 2023. HHS has maintained that it will provide a 60-day notice to providers before the planned end of the PH...

ANCHOR Tax Relief Filing Deadline Extended to Feb. 28th

Updated: Jan 12, 2023
January 12, 2023 Governor Phil Murphy announced and today, the New Jersey Division of Taxation updated its website to read that the deadline to file the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) property tax relief program applications has been extended to ...

Gov. Murphy’s State of the State Address Highlights Initiatives that Align with NJAMHAA’s Priorities

Published: Jan 11, 2023
January 11, 2023 In his State of the State Address on January 10th, Gov. Murphy emphasized addressing racial inequities through maternal health care, recognizing the inherent value of every member of "our proud LGBTQIA community" and bringing the American Dream and justice to all thro...

50% Decline in In-Person Mental Healthcare Utilization Offset by Telehealth Services

Published: Jan 10, 2023
January 10, 2023 A new study conducted by researchers from the RAND Corporation, published in JAMA Health Forum, has found that in 2020, there was a more than 50% decline in in-person mental healthcare utilization among patients, and that this decline was offset by telehealth servi...

CMS Releases Guidance on Medicaid Option to Reduce Health-related Social Needs

Updated: Jan 9, 2023
January 9, 2023 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance to clarify how states can use an existing Medicaid managed care option to reduce health disparities and address unmet health-related social needs. A managed care final rule that was enacted under ...

New Report Finds NJ Pregnancy Care Efforts Have Saved Hundreds of Lives over the Past Five Years

Published: Jan 5, 2023
January 5, 2023 A new report released by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) highlights the improvements in pregnancy care in New Jersey since 2017 when the New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJPQC) was launched to improve maternal health outcomes in the state. The NJP...

DMHAS Releases Request for Proposals for 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Managing Entity

Published: Jan 4, 2023
January 4, 2023 The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Managing Entity. DMHAS will provide funds to a single agency to establish itself...

President Biden Signs Omnibus Spending Bill into Law

Published: Jan 3, 2023
January 3, 2023 On December 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed a $1.65 trillion omnibus spending package that will fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2023, which will end on September 30, 2023. The legislation was passed by the Senate on December 22, 2022, and subsequen...
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