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Capitol Hill Briefing: Leveraging ARPA Funding to Respond to the Pandemic and Address the Nation’s Mental Health and Homelessness Crises

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    Capitol Hill Briefing: Leveraging ARPA Funding to Respond to the Pandemic and Address the Nation’s Mental Health and Homelessness Crises

    Leaders of NACo's Large Urban County Caucus host a Capitol Hill briefing to describe how counties are investing in pandemic recovery, including efforts to address the nation’s growing behavioral health and homelessness crises.

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    Leaders of NACo's Large Urban County Caucus host a Capitol Hill briefing to describe how counties are investing in pandemic recovery, including efforts to address the nation’s growing behavioral health and homelessness crises.
    2022-06-23
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    2022-06-23

Leaders of NACo's Large Urban County Caucus host a Capitol Hill briefing to describe how counties are investing in pandemic recovery, including efforts to address the nation’s growing behavioral health and homelessness crises.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/723492960?h=07bf7514f4&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479

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  • Policy Brief

    Enhance Counties' Ability to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

    Urge your members of Congress to maintain consistent funding for substance use and mental health services provided through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and pass legislation that enhances counties’ ability to provide local systems of care. Future appropriations bills should meet or exceed FY 2022 funding levels, particularly for the Community Mental Health Services (MHBG) and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grants, which allow counties to direct resources to those with the most need.
  • Policy Brief

    Support Counties in Improving Health Services for Justice-Involved Individuals

    Urge your members of Congress to support counties’ efforts to improve health services for justice-involved individuals and reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. Specifically, urge your representatives on health-authorizing committees to support legislation that would allow individuals in custody to continue receiving Medicaid and other federal health benefits until they are convicted, sentenced and incarcerated; require states to suspend instead of terminate Medicaid for individuals in jails; and allow for comprehensive behavioral health services and the recruitment of health professionals in county jails.
  • Policy Brief

    Fund Local Crisis Response Efforts

    Urge your members of Congress to appropriate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is at or above the level of $101.6 million appropriated in FY 2022.

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