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Latest News from ACA

  • President Trump Signs S.785 Into Law

    Published on: Oct 23, 2020
    S.785, Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, amends a number of V.A. authorities related to helping veterans transition from military to civilian life; suicide prevention; mental health care research and oversight; health care for women and mental health care staffing.
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  • President Trump Issues Executive Order on Behavioral Health

    Published on: Oct 06, 2020
    The President signed an executive order that could increase access to mental health services for those suffering from behavioral health issues exacerbated by the global health pandemic.
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  • House Passes Bill to Increase Access to Mental Health Services for our Nation’s Veterans

    Published on: Sep 30, 2020
    Congress passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veteran Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, and now the bill is on the President’s desk for him to sign into law.
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  • ACA Responds to Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

    Published on: Sep 29, 2020
    The September 22, 2020 executive order seeks to combat "division and inefficiency" in federal contracting by prohibiting contractors from providing employee training on "divisive concepts." ACA is very concerned that the Executive Order would place an outright ban on the important work and results stemming from meaningful training in diversity and inclusion.
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  • House Pushes Passage of Mental Health Equity Bill

    Published on: Sep 29, 2020
    Introduced in the House of Representatives on December 17, 2019 by Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), H.R.5469 would provide licensed professional counselors with additional resources to address racial inequities within mental health care.
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