Tag Archives: Mental Health
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 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
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
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
Some of the richest opportunities for improving educational outcomes for children may emerge from initiatives that prevent and address mental health issues in this population. Read about about a new W.K. Kellogg Foundation–funded project on promoting mental health in schools.
August 23, 2016
RAND Europe has released a new report on global mental health research funding. The authors have used a "bottom-up" approach that looks at funding acknowledgments by researchers in papers published between 2009 and 2014. The authors analyzed nearly 230,000 papers.
August 16, 2016
The Association of Academic Health Centers convened seven regional roundtables across the U.S. to identify key priorities that must be addressed by a new 21st Century paradigm for GME.
August 16, 2016
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and can have a devastating effect on the family and friends of the deceased. Research published in Health Affairs shows many individuals with suicidal behavior had recent contact with the health care system. How can the system better intervene?
August 10, 2016
This controversial new law affects transgender people. Stigma, whether perpetuated by family or ratified by a state legislature, encroaches on emotional well-being and the ability of people to live whole and happy lives.
August 4, 2016
Multiple studies have shown that clozapine is clearly superior to other treatment strategies for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (TRS). Yet, in most settings only 10 percent of patients with TRS are receiving the medication -- and the percentage is often far lower than that.
July 25, 2016