Call for Presentations for NJAMHAA's 2021 Annual Spring Conference, For 70 Years Now, Building a Better Future, on April 27, 2021

A Virtual Experience

We value your experience and want to ensure that our Spring 2021 Conference is one that members will find most beneficial to their work, their organizations and those they serve. 

We are especially looking for one-hour presentations on innovative strategies, particularly in regard to health equity, tele-behavioral health, social determinants of health, integrated care, creative partnerships and care management as well as presentations on approaches to financial stability and sustainability through new business models, including value based payments and new service delivery models.

Please consider submitting a proposal to present at our Spring 2021 Conference, For 70 years now…Building a Better Future, in response to our Call for Presentations, click here for instructions and click here for the application.  Please fee free to share this information with others you would like to hear from at the conference!

Submission Deadline ends : Thursday, January 5, 2021 *

* NOTE: Due to a short time frame for review, selection and submission for CEUs, there can be NO extensions of this deadline.


COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:

NJAMHAA in the News:

Final FY2021 Budget Sustains Most Behavioral Health Funding, Adds Investments

New Jersey's 2021 Budget Should Expand Mental Health Treatment

New Jerseyans Need More Mental Health Services in this Time of COVID-19

Coronavirus Resources

To help everyone stay informed about the coronavirus and recommendations that have been shared by various resources, NJAMHAA has consolidated resources. Click here to access links.

Race and Behaviroal Health Resources

NJAMHAA has compiled a list of resources related to race and mental health. Click here to access the links.



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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.

Focus on Self Care to Enhance Mental Health during Winter
December 10, 2020 MERCERVILLE - This winter season will be unlike any other. Stress and finances are always a concern, but now that might be even more of a concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Margaret "Peggy" Swarbrick, PhD, FAOTA, of the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey...
The “Holiday Blues” Are More Melancholic in the COVID-19 Pandemic
November 25, 2020 MERCERVILLE - The holiday season is often associated with a time of being and feeling joyous. However, there are many people who do not feel that way due to their financial and time constraints, coping with challenges in interpersonal relationships, and seasonal chan...
NJAMHAA Highlights Numerous Advocacy Successes and National Recognition in Annual Report
June 18, 2020 NJAMHAA's advocacy on behalf of mental healthcare and substance use treatment providers has been and continues to be extremely effective on the state and federal levels. For example, advocacy recently led to the state's increased reimbursement rate for long-term resident...
Health Equity and Racism
National Council for Behavioral Health: Addressing Health Equity and Racial Justice Faces and Voice of Recovery: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine: COVID-19 and Black Communities PsychHub has compiled a douc...
EHR Interoperability Program Benefits Substance Use Treatment Providers and Ind
October 19, 2020A study from the National Institutes of Health found that individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and related complications. The findings of the study suggest that healthcare providers should monitor patients who have SUDs more closely and dev...
Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day Highlight the Future of Health Care
October 4th through October 10th is Mental Illness Awareness Week October 10th is World Mental Health Day NJAMHAA's Annual Conference Takes Place Virtually on October 29th and 30th October 5, 2020 The year 2020 has been a challenging year for nearly everyone. According to a...
Behavioral Healthcare Providers Demand Continually Increases, Especially in Pandemic
John Talbot, PhD, OPEN MINDS, to Share Expertise and Strategies at Conference October 30, 2020 October 5, 2020 Only 28.2 percent of youth experiencing severe major depressive episodes received some consistent treatment, and more than 10 million adults reported unmet mental healthc...
“End Weight Hate” for Every Body
September 28th through October 2nd is Weight Stigma Awareness Week MERCERVILLE - Stephen O'Rahilly, MBE, Director of the Metabolic Diseases Unit at Cambridge University and one of the world's leading obesity researchers, contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) in July. He stated that he was...
Peer Support Specialists Increase Likelihood of Recovery from Mental Illnesses and Addictions
September 10, 2020 NJAMHAA Virtual Conference Features Experts on Peer Support A wealth of research demonstrates the effectiveness of peer support services as peers motivate individuals to begin and continue with mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and guide t...
Cybersecurity Investments Needed to Protect Healthcare Industry, Patients
September 8, 2020 Virtual Conference October 21, 2020 Features Expert with Critical Advice While the healthcare industry is expected to spend $65 billion from 2017 to 2021 on cybersecurity products, many hospitals will continue to be at risk of cyberattacks, which will cause damag...
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