Strategize, Innovate, and Collaborate to Address the Staggering Need
The number of children and adults at risk or currently suffering with a mental health condition, substance use disorder, or suicidal ideation are staggering. And while there are many reasons for optimism as advancements are made to address the physical impacts of Covid-19, the behavioral health impacts of the pandemic are likely to be felt for a long time.
Progress has been made – from both a policy and operational perspective - to expand access and coverage of behavioral health services, including the significant adoption of telebehavioral health and virtual care offerings. We’ve seen greater efforts to integrate behavioral health and primary care; we’re encouraged by innovations in whole-person care and value-based payment models in BH being developed; and applaud advancements being made in SUD treatment and recovery. Yet the need is still great, and more must be done.
This October, join you peers from across the health care ecosystem focused on MH and SUD – health plans, providers, government, community organizations, employers, and others – at the Payers’ Behavioral Health Management and Policy Summit, organized in collaboration with the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW), to interact, connect, and collaborate on the BH strategies that will make a difference for your organization in 2021 and beyond.