Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), with Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), introduced H.R. 3080, the Health Center Service Expansion and Provider Shortage Reduction Act to increase access to mental and behavioral health services provided through health centers, expand weekend and evening hours, create new service sites, and… Read more »
Nashua, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with leadership and clinicians at Greater Nashua Mental Health (GNMH) to discuss their work and share updates on her efforts to address the substance use epidemic and end the stigma around treatment. During the roundtable, Kuster and local health care providers discussed the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and the importance… Read more »
Bipartisan task force pushing for mental health, substance use awareness
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing Congress to dedicate a week this year to mental health and substance abuse awareness. And they’re doing so by pointing out a pretty grim statistic: More than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdose-related causes in 2021.
The 140-member Task Force on Mental Health and… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force hosted a roundtable on the ongoing mental health and substance use disorder crises and what steps Congress can take to end this epidemic. The meeting was attended by Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and R. Joshua Gordon, Director of the… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the bipartisan Rural Health Innovation Act with Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08). This critical legislation will work to improve access to and the quality of health care in rural communities in New Hampshire and across the United States.
“Every American deserves access to… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force welcomed Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) to serve as the Task Force’s fourth co-chair. Rep. McClain joins fellow Co-Chairs David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Annie Kuster (D-NH) after an incredibly successful 117th Congress for the Task Force. The 130-Member… Read more »
Concord Monitor: NH mental health leader present for Biden’s State of the Union speech
Hearing President Joe Biden address mental health to the entire nation was an important night for Susan Stearns.
“Each of us can be ambassadors and have a role to play in dispelling stigma, and ensuring folks hang on to hope, seek the care that they need, that allows them to live a full life… Read more »
**Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE, the full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE**
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the prominent Energy and Commerce Committee, participated in a Health Subcommittee hearing called, “Lives Worth Living.” During her remarks, Kuster stressed the need for common-sense, bipartisan… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her role on the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 118th Congress. The Committee has wide jurisdiction over critical issues, including health care, energy, climate change, the environment, broadband and internet policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. Rep. Kuster will serve on the Health… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and David Trone (MD-06), met to highlight the Task Force’s wins in the 117th Congress and recommit to its bipartisan mission of addressing the issues of mental health and substance use disorder. Following the meeting, the… Read more »