Associations Urge Administration to Prioritize Mental Health Care for College Students

Over the summer, the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury proposed rules to amend current regulations for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008, with a goal to better ensure that people seeking coverage for mental health and substance use disorder care can access treatment as easily as people seeking coverage for medical treatments.

The MHPAEA aims to ensure equal access to mental health and substance use disorder care by preventing private health insurance companies from imposing stricter requirements on these benefits compared to medical and surgical benefits. However, barriers to accessing

About 42% of posts in Maharashtra’s medical education department lie vacant | India News

MUMBAI: Number of posts lying vacant across the medical education department in Maharashtra has reached a record 15,044 – almost 42% of the sanctioned workforce ranging from bureaucracy to doctors and nurses in colleges. Experts say that the high number of open positions has plunged the health services into a crisis, evident through frequent spikes in fatalities within medical colleges.
Numbers accessed by TOI show that more than a third of 1,991 Class I positions are vacant. Vacancies in teaching are the highest: 40% of 3,927 posts. Of 25 dean posts in as many state-run medical colleges, 11 are vacant.

Kent State University: Committed champions of public health education and research

At Kent State University, faculty members leading the Master of Public Health (MPH) program are more than just educators. They are seasoned practitioners and ambassadors dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders in the science and art of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. In Northeast Ohio, a region with nationally renowned amenities plus an affordable cost of living, these faculty members are engaged in research that is as innovative as they are community-based and relevant.

Together with their public health ambassadors, these high achievers exemplify the best of what colleges have to offer —