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State Level Data, NCBH Member Survey

  • 1.  State Level Data, NCBH Member Survey

    Posted 04-20-2020 16:07
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    Hello Association Executives,

    Attached is the state-level data from the National Council's April 15, 2020 member survey on the financial impacts of COVID-19. The data tells a critical, compelling story. I hope this information is helpful to you all engaging in state-level advocacy.

    Please let me know how we can help,

    Frankie



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    Frankie Berger
    Director, State Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    202-684-3727
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  • 2.  RE: State Level Data, NCBH Member Survey

    Posted 04-21-2020 11:02
    This is terrific, thank you for doing it and posting it.

    Gian-Carl

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    Gian-Carl Casa
    President and CEO
    Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc.
    Hartford CT
    (860)525-5080 1022
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  • 3.  RE: State Level Data, NCBH Member Survey

    Posted 04-21-2020 15:00
    Is there a report on the survey results as a whole?

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    Shannon Hall
    Executive Director
    Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland
    Catonsville MD
    410-788-1865 ext 2
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  • 4.  RE: State Level Data, NCBH Member Survey

    Posted 04-21-2020 15:29
    This is our Comms narrative of the survey findings:

    A new survey of 880 community behavioral health organizations illustrates that worsening condition of clinics that provide behavioral health care treatment and services as COVID-19 forces them to cut staff and services. The inability of clinics to meet the demand for mental health and addiction services threatens to exacerbate the nation's behavioral health crisis. Among the findings:

    • COVID-19 has negatively impacted the operations of behavioral health organizations, especially smaller organizations. 61.8% have closed at least one program; nearly all have reduced their operational capacity. Organizations have cancelled, rescheduled, or turned away 31% of patients.
    • COVID-19 has claimed jobs in nearly half of all behavioral health organizations across the country. 46.7% of behavioral health organizations have already or plan to lay off or furlough employees, ranging from 42.5% of smaller organizations to 49.8% of larger organizations.

    You can read the topline findings here. And our release is here.

    The survey provides more evidence of a behavioral health care crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) last week said calls to its hotline increased 891% from March 2019 to March 2020.



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    Frankie Berger
    Director, State Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    202-684-3727
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