Tackling America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis through Primary Care Integration – Mar 31

Posted by Bipartisan Policy Center on March 30, 2021

Join the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) for the release of a new report by the BPC’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force that offers a roadmap to advance the integration of behavioral health and primary care. The recommendations address barriers to integration through improving payment delivery, expanding and training the behavioral health workforce, and removing obstacles to telehealth and technology. The COVID-19 pandemic is driving mental health problems and surges in drug overdose deaths in the United States. This underscores the critical need for more appropriate and timely diagnosis, treatment, and support. To meet this growing unmet need for screening and treatment, it is imperative to advance the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. Research shows that integration enhances access to care, improves treatment outcomes, reduces health disparities, and is cost-effective.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m. EST.

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