The president has taken important steps to increase the capacity of the mental health system in the U.S. With the support of Congress, SAMHSA can build on its leadership and success to help all Americans -- including those with SMI -- lead healthy, full, and productive lives in their communities.
"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.
Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.
When these changes are implemented by HHS, Americans will be able to the right to get a report from their medical providers or insurance companies detailing who has electronically accessed their protected health information.
Over the last two years, women have begun to see the better health, better care, and lower costs that everyone deserves. And over the next two years, women will continue to see stronger benefits and protections for them and their families.
I recently found myself in Philadelphia attending, of all things, a White House Conference on LGBT Health. It slowly dawned on me that this event alone does wonders to send a flag hither and yon that LGBT health is no longer a fringe issue.