Tag Archives: Mental Health

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

New Initiative Explores The Intersection Of Education And Mental Health

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

Who’s Funding Mental Health Research Worldwide?

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

Graduate Medical Education For The 21st Century

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 Prevention: Access To Behavioral Health Services Lacking

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

Against North Carolina’s HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

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