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Rebecca Flood Commentary

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

Field applies knowledge around treating pregnant women to outpatient care

October 11, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

Employee wellness: Is your staff fit for duty?

September 7, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
All addiction treatment facilities must model the wellness practices that they encourage for the patients they serve.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.

People and experiences influence leadership

May 4, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
In facing numerous challenges, leaders are guided by those who have had a profound influence on their lives.

Dedicated men have shaped my leadership role

April 22, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
The values of men in Rebecca Flood's life helped define her commitment to the organizations she cares about.

The eagle flies alone, surrounded by angels

April 11, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
A number of pioneering women contributed greatly to the successes of the author and her treatment organization.

Improve the environment of care, in ways big and small

February 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
Updates to the environment of care can have a huge impact on patient wellness, and most do not have to break the bank.

Treatment leaders continue to examine gray areas around ethics

June 30, 2015  |  Rebecca Flood
The uncomfortable but necessary discussions around organizational ethics continue in the addiction treatment field, and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) continues to assess its role on the subject.


Rebecca Flood

Executive Director/CEO of New Directions for Women

Rebecca Flood


In more than 3 decades of experience in the health care industry, Becky Flood has demonstrated...

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