HAP's Latest News

September 26, 2022

A Roadmap for Behavioral Health

The concerning rates for mental health and substance use disorders have sparked a call-to-action in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.

September 13, 2022

What to Know: Demand Surges for New 988 Lifeline

The new 988 lifeline for behavioral and mental health crisis services reported a 45 percent increase in overall volume during its first full month, according to new data from the federal government.

September 01, 2022

A New Framework for Preventing Overdoses

The FDA has introduced a new strategy to prevent overdoses this week, focusing on preventing unnecessary prescription drug exposure, harm reduction, and the development of new treatment options.

August 24, 2022

A Focus on Youth Mental Health

During the back-to-school season, behavioral health leaders across the nation are focused on supporting youth mental health and connecting kids to care.

July 20, 2022

Overdose Deaths Soared during Early Pandemic

U.S. drug overdose deaths increased 30 percent, and health disparities across racial and ethnic groups widened early during the pandemic, according to a new CDC report.

July 08, 2022

Budget Supports Pennsylvanians’ Mental Health

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) reacted to the General Assembly’s passage of the 2022-2023 state budget, which includes more than $142 million in additional funding to support behavioral health care.

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