Negotiating an ongoing dialogue with local, state, and national stakeholders in order to further policies, payment systems, and infrastructure designed to improve behavioral health.
Our position compels us to be a powerful voice, not only for the individuals Acenda serves annually, but as leaders who push our sector forward and respond to the evolving needs in our communities. The policy & advocacy pillar has a scalable focus which encompasses local, state, regional and the national strategy related to social and human services priorities, regulation and funding.
We strive to transform systems, whenever possible, with a specific focus on improving public health and wellness. At AIHI our efforts are pointed towards informing the political, legal and operational framework at a state and national level within which behavioral health services are provided. When it comes to impacting public health, integrated care, healthcare payment models, and other critical industry issues, we hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We hope you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the many our legislative forums, workshops, and events in the near future.
Policy & Advocacy Updates
November Policy & Advocacy Update
Shifting Perspectives: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic as a Public Health Crisis Written by James Curtin, Chief Business & Government Relations Officer, Acenda This blog follows an event with the…
August Policy & Advocacy Update
Back to School: Are We Ready to Support Children’s Mental Health? Written by James Curtin, Chief Business & Government Relations Officer, Acenda The subject of children’s mental health has…
July Policy & Advocacy Update
The new national suicide hotline, 988, goes live on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Here’s what you should expect.