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Miles to go: New Orleans' mental health services still on the mend

Miles to go: New Orleans' mental health services still on the mend

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 29, 2015

New Orleans' health officials have rebuilt a healthcare network in the city that some say is stronger today than before Katrina. But many say the city's mental health system hasn't experienced the same rebound as its medical care system.

Data Points for Aug. 17, 2015

Data Points for Aug. 17, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 15, 2015

Data Points for the week of Aug. 17, 2015, covered the following topics: Antipsychotic drugs, hospital CEO compensation, healthcare "super-utilizers" and mortality from pneumonia.

Mental health advocates dare to believe in Congress

Mental health advocates dare to believe in Congress

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 14, 2015

Lawmakers may actually agree enough on mental health reform issues to get a bill through Congress this session, but the challenge of paying for it could still kill the efforts.

Former Iowa mental health patients scattered around state

By Associated Press  |  August 09, 2015

Former residents at a state-run mental health facility that closed this year are now scattered throughout Iowa, with some living in nursing homes that are considered below average on a federal registry.

L.A. County jails to be under court oversight for mentally ill

By Associated Press  |  August 05, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with Los Angeles County and its Sheriff's Department that will bring its jails under court oversight to address the treatment of mentally ill inmates.

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.

Meet the sheriff who runs the nation's largest psych facility

Meet the sheriff who runs the nation's largest psych facility

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility that some have called the nation's largest mental healthcare institution.

Data Points for Aug. 3, 2015

Data Points for Aug. 3, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Data Points for the week of Aug. 3, 2015, covered the following topics: Veterans, antibiotic use, ultrasounds, drug prices, behavioral health

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