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NJCCN Report: Increased Nursing Education and Funding to Counteract Statewide Shortage

Published: Mar 7, 2024
The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) has published its 2024 New Jersey Nursing Data & Analysis report, which utilizes data from 2021 through 2023. The report highlights that multiple reports have been released nationally over the past two or three years, which sen...

New Jersey Senate and Assembly Announce Public Hearings for the FY2025 State Budget

Published: Feb 29, 2024
February 29, 2024 Following the release of Governor Murphy's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 State Budget, the New JerseySenate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee have announced they will be conducting their respective public hearings on the FY2025 St...

Gov. Murphy's Proposed Budget Is a Start; Much More Investment is Needed in Behavioral Health Care

Published: Feb 28, 2024
February 28, 2024 The Administration's "single-highest priority" continues to be "investing in the long-term success of our families, our children, our seniors, and every community in New Jersey," stated Governor Phil Murphy in his FY2025 State Budget address earlier today. He detaile...

June Noto Announces Retirement Plans; NJAMHAA Seeks to Fill “Big Shoes” for Administrative Director

Published: Feb 27, 2024
February 27, 2024 After serving at NJAMHAA for 22 years, initially as Information Technology (IT) Project Director and then Vice President of IT, Human Resources and Administrative Services, June Noto has announced plans to retire ...

New Report: Health Related Social Needs: An Emerging Opportunity for Behavioral Health

Published: Feb 22, 2024
February 22, 2024 The National Council for Mental Wellbeing has shared a new report, Health Related Social Needs: An Emerging Opportunity for Behavioral Health, outlining ways to secure and improve funding to expand services addres...

NJAMHAA’s Campaign Features Heartwarming Success of a Client who Now Works in the Healthcare Field

Published: Feb 20, 2024
February 20, 2024 The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) is grateful to Illias Duval for sharing his story to demonstrate the tremendous value of mental health care as part of NJAMHAA's campaign, Diverse Faces: All Are Worthy of Full Investment. N...

Gov. Murphy Announces Allocation of $95M from the New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund

Published: Feb 20, 2024
February 20, 2024 On February 15, 2024, Governor Phil Murphy announced the allocation of more than $95 million from New Jersey's Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund, providing funding to support critical programs tackling the opioid crisis; connecting New Jerseyans with tools to redu...

Study Suggests Smell Therapy Could Help People with Depression

Published: Feb 15, 2024
February 15, 2024 A study published this week in JAMA Network Open suggests that familiar scents could help individuals with depression recall specific memories, something that has been identified as a difficulty for those dealing with depression. Kymberly Young, Associate ...

The Life-Saving Impact of SBYSPs Reinforces the Value of All Behavioral Healthcare Services

Updated: Feb 13, 2024
February 13, 2024 "Not only did our Pathways School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) help Lauren, but because of her connections with this program, Lauren saved her friend." - Lauren Balkan, Deputy Director, Wellspring Center for Prevention, speaking of Lauren, a former SBYSP part...

NIAAA Study Identifies an Area of the Brain that May Coordinate Responses to Traumatic Situations

Published: Feb 13, 2024
February 13, 2024 A new study, led by scientists at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has identified an area within the brain's frontal cortex that may coordinate animals' responses to potentially traumat...

HHS Finalizes New Provisions to Enhance Integrated Care, Confidentiality for Patients with SUD

Published: Feb 12, 2024
February 12, 2024 On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), finalized modifications to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder...

New Jersey to Receive Nearly $9.5 Million from an Opioid Settlement with Publicis Health, LLC

Published: Feb 8, 2024
February 8, 2024 On Friday, February 2, 2024 New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that New Jersey will receive nearly $9.5 million from a national settlement with Publicis Health, LLC (Publicis) to resolve investigations into the global marketing and communications...

New Jersey’s Naloxone 365 Program Distributes More than 132,000 Doses of Naloxone in its First Year

Published: Feb 6, 2024
February 6, 2024 New Jersey's Naloxone 365 program, announced in 2022 and launched in January of 2023, aims to reduce fatal overdoses by offering naloxone, an opioid reversal drug, to individuals aged 14 and older. ...

For Black History Month, Columbia U. Highlights the Struggle for Mental Health Equity and Justice

Published: Feb 5, 2024
Feb. 5, 2024 For Black History Month, the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute are honoring Black History Month through the lens of this year's theme, "African Americans and the Arts," paying homage to the immense, creative influenc...

New Jersey Reentry Corp. Shares NJAMHAA-Supported Report: The Scourge of Addiction in New Jersey

Published: Feb 1, 2024
February 1, 2024 The New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), with input and technical support from NJAMHAA, developed a detailed Annual Report: The Scourge of Addiction in New Jersey, which includes specific policy recommendations to improve access to addiction treatment, and ensure th...
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