Tag Archives: Mental Health

Who Cares For The Caregivers? We All Do

While policy-driven programs to support the mental health of caregivers are important and should be pursued, there are interventions we can implement immediately, without waiting for legislators to act.

October 13, 2017

Taking A Long View: A Foundation’s Rapid-Response, Data-Driven Strategy To Inform Recovery From Hurricane Harvey In Texas

After Hurricane Harvey, a foundation in Texas thoughtfully focused on the critical data gap in the affected region. Using information from FEMA and the CDC, this foundation created a user-friendly, interactive map of storm-affected areas so that others have accurate information when funding...

October 12, 2017

Advancing The Mental Health And Well-Being Movement Through Grant Making: Engaged Philanthropy

A new national foundation says simply funding more programs is not the way to advance mental health and wellness. More systemic solutions need to be created for larger behavioral health problems in communities, and foundations can lead the way. Grantmakers need to fund creatively and partner...

September 28, 2017

To Improve Health Care, How Do We Build Trust And Respect For Patients?

From eleven funded studies, the RWJF and AcademyHealth report early findings about consumers' trust in the health care system. They also announce a Call for Proposals for empirical research to gain understanding of how to build patients' trust and foster mutual respect across the many facets of...

September 26, 2017

School-Based Health Clinics: Critical Access Points For Confronting The Addiction Epidemic

A new frontier in prevention is emerging, focused on developing early intervention approaches for addressing risky substance use among youth before serious problems develop. School-based health clinics are one setting in which to provide these life-saving interventions.

September 12, 2017

Substance Use Disorders: A Foundation Sees New Opportunities And Continuing Challenges

Despite many challenges in Montana, a funder has found diverse stakeholders willing to partner to create a more integrated behavioral health system there. Through its grant making, convening, nonpartisan analysis, and emphasizing a chronic disease model for substance use disorder, the...

August 9, 2017

Unusual Community Partnerships Offer New Mental Health Interventions

Bexar County, Texas (where San Antonio is located) has launched an initiative to expand behavioral health services for county youth and families in an effort to prevent youth from entering the criminal justice system. Scouting Health, an effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has...

April 6, 2017

The Future Of Essential Health Benefits

The Essential Health Benefits requirement may be on the chopping block as the Administration and Congress seek to repeal and replace the ACA. An understanding of how the EHB rule did and did not change the pre-ACA status quo can help put concerns about EHB into context and inform the path forward.

February 14, 2017

What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

Unless there is further guidance on this point, one thing will still confuse us -- people still won’t be access a number of cost-effective and evidence-based behavioral health services, and the role of MHPAEA in addressing this issue is unclear.

December 22, 2016

An Urgent Call For A National Surveillance System For Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

We describe the scant data available on the quality of inpatient psychiatric care and propose policy mechanisms that have been adopted in other parts of the health care system to promote improved quality of inpatient psychiatric care, monitor harm, and inform the development of best practices.

October 19, 2016