Posts By Ron Manderscheid

Evolving Definitions of Mental Illness and Wellness

Manderscheid RW et al. – Understanding of the definitions of wellness and illness has changed from the mid–20th century to modern times, moving from a diagnosis–focused to a person–focused definition of mental illnesses, and from an “absence of disease” model to one that stresses positive psychological function for mental health. Currently, wellness refers to theRead… Read more »

Four New Commentaries on National Health Reform

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Issue Date: Online Exclusive Special Online Editorials Fundamentals of Healthcare Reform With the onset of healthcare reform and the implementation of the Parity Act close at hand, behavioral health will see change in the forthcoming year. And while both of these continuing efforts are meant to increase the quality of services delivered toRead… Read more »

Appointment as Executive Director of NACBHDD

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY DIRECTORS PRESS RELEASE October 13, 2009 Washington, DC: The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) announces the appointment of Dr. Ron Manderscheid as Executive Director effective December 1. Dr. Manderscheid will assume responsibility for the policy and administrative functions of theRead… Read more »

Listen-Focus-Act on National Health Reform

Behavioral Healthcare Issue Date: Online Exclusive, Online Exclusive Listen-Focus-Act now for national health reform! Three ways you can impact, influence Congressional action Ron Manderscheid, PhD, SRA International and Editorial Board Member As Congress enters the final stages in preparation of national health reform legislation, it is imperative that we not become “sheeple”—people who behave likeRead… Read more »

Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Integrating Behavioral Healthcare into Healthcare Reform

Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Integrating Behavioral Healthcare into Healthcare Reform 09.10.2009 04:59 PM By Robin Jay, BHC Editorial Director Just hours before President Obama addressed the nation in a highly anticipated speech about healthcare reform, and just one day after returning to office following the passing of his father, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Representative Patrick KennedyRead… Read more »

Late-summer phantoms are just mirages

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Issue Date: September 2009, Online Exclusive Late-summer phantoms are just mirages Let’s put to rest the fears stoked by our nation’s very hot health reform debate by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Editorial Board Member One need only see a few moments of the sharply differing partisan reactions to President Obama’s healthcare address to CongressRead… Read more »

All in Favor of Health Reform, Please Signify…

BHC Features All in Favor of Health Reform, Please Signify… All in Favor of Health Reform, Please Signify… (Scroll to the end of the article to download PDFs of the Whole Health Campaign’s policy briefs on healthcare reform.) By Ron Manderscheid, PhD Global Health and Civil Services Sector SRA International, Inc. Although we are inRead… Read more »