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Debate on Border Security Threaten Federal Spending Bill, Risk of Partial Government Shutdown

Published: Mar 19, 2024
March 19, 2024 The United States Congress and The White House have until midnight this Friday, March 22, 2024, to pass a spending bill for approximately 70% of the federal government, or a partial government shutdown will be set to...

New Jersey Issues First-of-its-Kind Report on COVID-19 Response

Published: Mar 14, 2024
March 14, 2024 On Monday, March 11, 2024, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released a more than 900-page independent report on the state's COVID-19 response, the first such report of its kind released by any state in the nation. As reported on governing.com, the report found that N...

NJAMHAA Delivers Testimony to Assembly Budget Committee

Published: Mar 13, 2024
On March 11, 2024, Mary Abrams, MPP, NJAMHAA's Sr. Health Policy Analyst, testified before the Assembly Budget Committee on the FY2025 Budget. Abrams spoke of the severe strain on the behavioral healthcare workforce as demand, acuity and waiting lists continue to grow. She spoke of the li...

President Biden Delivers His 2024 State of the Union Address

Published: Mar 11, 2024
March 11, 2024 President Joe Biden's recent State of the Union address lasted just over an hour and packed in highlights of both his Administration's achievements over the past three years and many proposals and requests to Congress to pass legislation. Importantly, after noting a han...

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...

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 ...

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...
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