Addressing the Addiction and Mental Health Crisis

Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force Co-Chairs Host Roundtable on Improving Addiction Medicine Training

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force co-chairs, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lisa McClain (R-MI) hosted a roundtable discussion with addiction education experts to raise awareness about the gaps in addiction training in medical schools. Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA)…

Kuster Leads Letter To Ensure Medication-Assisted Treatment Training Is Available to Medical Students

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**The full letter is available here and printed below**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force, led 14 Members of Congress in applauding the steps that medical education leadership has taken to respond to the opioid crisis while calling for more experiential training…

ICYMI: Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force Urges Passage of SUPPORT Act

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Washington, D.C. — In case you missed it, today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force published an op-ed in Newsweek urging the House of Representatives to address the addiction and mental health crises and reauthorize the SUPPORT Act. The full op-ed is available here and printed below. Congress Still Has Time To Save Lives From Drug…

BREAKING: Kuster’s Bipartisan Legislation To Address Substance Use Disorder Crisis Passes the House

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**Earlier this week, Kuster spoke on the House Floor urging passage of this legislation** **Today, Kuster published an op-ed in Newsweek with the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force urging passage of the bill** **Authorization for the programs in the 2018 SUPPORT Act expired on September 30, 2023**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster…

Inside Health Policy: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Would Extend SUD Care To Incarcerated

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Inside Health Policy: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Would Extend SUD Care To Incarcerated By Dorothy Mills-Gregg Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Don Bacon (R-NE) unveiled a bill Thursday (Dec. 7) that would let Medicaid pay for behavioral health treatment in criminal justice settings, reforming the so-called Medicaid Inmate Exclusion policy in a way that advocates say would lower the risk…

Kuster, Bacon Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Repeal Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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Washington, D.C. — This week, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Rehabilitation and Recovery During Incarceration Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation to reform the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion policy. Specifically, this bill would provide Medicaid coverage to people incarcerated in public institutions seeking mental health and substance…

ICYMI: NH Bulletin: Kuster and Hassan talk substance use funding, fentanyl precursors in China

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   MANCHESTER – On Monday, Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Annie Kuster joined a Behavioral Health Forum hosted by The New England Council. Senator Hassan and Congresswoman Kuster highlighted some of the progress made in addressing the fentanyl crisis and expanding mental health resources in recent years, as well as the work ahead.   Senator Hassan and…

NH Delegation Announces $1 Million Award to Curtail the Supply of Opioids into NH

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(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the New Hampshire Department of Safety will receive a $1 million Anti-Heroin…

Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force Highlights 2023 Legislative Agenda, Outlines Path Forward

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  **You can read the Task Force’s 2023 Legislative Agenda here**   Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force, Reps. Kuster (D-NH), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Trone (D-MD), and McClain (R-MI), hosted a press conference with mental health professionals and recovery advocates to highlight their 2023 Legislative…

Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force Hosts Naloxone Training, Unveils 2023 Legislative Agenda

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**The Task Force’s 2023 Legislative Agenda is available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Reps. Kuster (D-NH), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Trone (D-MD), and McClain (R-MI), the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force co-chairs, hosted a naloxone training alongside ONDCP, SAMHSA, medical experts, naloxone manufacturers, and advocacy organizations. Trainers from…