Mental Health

HHS Awards Planning Grants to 15 States for Medicaid-Funded Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration

This week, HHS announced that it awarded 15 states each with $1 million, one-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) planning grants in support of state efforts to join the Medicaid-funded CCBHC demonstration program. Awardees include: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and […]

Funding for Community Health Workers Authorized in Consolidated Appropriations Act – How could this help children and families? 

We’ve written about several of the exciting health provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 that was signed into law in December here on Say Ahhh!: to recap, Joan Alker wrote about the permanent mandatory 12-month continuous eligibility requirement and other important provisions, Tricia Brooks detailed the new guardrails and transparency requirements as states […]