New resources on mental health care reform: The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has posted two new resources on its health care reform blog (mentalhealthcarereform.org) to help state officials, providers, and consumers prepare for changes under reform. The new "Roadmap for State Associations" describes strategies that advocates can use in their efforts to influence implementation of reform at the state level. Focusing on five areas of reform—health insurance exchanges, medical health homes, Medicaid expansion, home- and community-based waivers, and accountable care organizations—the roadmap provides a brief summary, a list of action items, and helpful resources in each area. It is designed to help advocates and state associations position themselves as key resources for state agencies, state legislators, and other advocacy groups. A second resource, the updated "Health Reform Summary Chart," describes major provisions that will affect behavioral health organizations and consumers. This chart has been updated to include information about the effective date of each provision and the levels of appropriated or authorized funding for each program. Another organization the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), has compiled a useful overview of state legislative and executive branch implementation efforts related to reform (www.ncsl.org/?tabid=20231). According to data in the report, since September 27, 2010, at least 25 states have enacted or adopted legislation to form a committee or task force regarding health care reform and at least 14 governors have issued executive orders to begin the process. The report links to examples of state legislation, state press releases and reports, and summaries of executive orders, as well as to a new NCSL resource—a summary of recent state legislation and actions that challenge provisions of health reform (www.ncsl.org/?tabid=18906).