Behavioral Health & Justice - Challenge Your Assumptions, Uncover Your Opportunity
Now, more than ever, counties need to address the mental health epidemic facing 1 in 5 adults in the United States. Although Counties annually invest over $83 billion in their local health systems, less than half of those that require treatment actually receive it (NACo).Behavioral Health & Justice - Challenge Your Assumptions, Uncover Your Opportunity
Supreme Court to decide Superfund case
Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian is a complicated case raising three legal issues which the Supreme Court has agreed to decide.Supreme Court to decide Superfund case
NACo partners with Walmart on future of work
The driving premise of Walmart’s recent report “America at Work: A National Mosaic and Roadmap for Tomorrow,” is neatly summarized in one of its opening lines, “automation promises to radically reshape the next generation of work in America.”NACo partners with Walmart on future of work
Utah county offloads inherited racetrack
Some spectators come to auto races to see crashes. Tooele County, Utah wound up in a front-row seat for a big one when it inherited a racetrack of its own.
Cars race around what is now called the Utah Motorsports Campus, formerly owned by Tooele County, Utah. It has become a major draw for Tooele County, attracting visitors during racing season and prompting some drivers and racing enthusiasts to move there.
County ‘flips system’ for child protection caseloads
A Minnesota county has invested in ways to reduce child protection cases and county officials are hoping it has an added impact beyond a drop in case numbers.
Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis and has a population of 1.2 million, evaluated their child protection system in 2015.
Hennepin County Child Protection Investigations Social Worker Lindsay Guthrie, who is part of the National Indian Child Welfare Association unit, works at her desk. Photo courtesy of Hennepin County
County helps to reopen rural hospital
“An open and operating hospital is worth much more than a closed one.”
Thomas Waldrep, a bankruptcy trustee appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, found himself looking for a way to reopen the Washington County Hospital in Washington County, N.C., after it shut down on Feb. 14.County helps to reopen rural hospital
House Financial Services Committee clears five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
On June 12, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee cleared a five-year reauthorization (H.R. 3167) of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on a bipartisan vote of 59-0.House Financial Services Committee clears five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program