From KFF Health News – Their latest podcast, What the Health, The Biden administration continued a bipartisan, decades-long effort to ensure that health insurance treats mental illnesses the same as other ailments, with a new set of regulations aimed at ensuring that services are actually available without years-long waits or excessive out-of-pocket costs.
By Meena Seshamani MD PhD & Douglas Jacobs MD MPH – As we emerge from the COVID-19 public health emergency, it is abundantly clear that our nation must improve access to effective mental health and substance use disorder (collectively called “behavioral health”) treatment and care.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, issued a new advisory recently: Identification and Management of Mental Health Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Long COVID.
The American Medical Association gathered physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine at its Annual Meeting to shape guiding policies on emerging health care topics.
The Biden-Harris Administration takes additional actions to address mental health needs of young people and make communities safer from gun violence.
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy urges action to ensure social media environments are healthy and safe, as previously-advised national youth mental health crisis continues.
HHS has awarded nearly $245 million in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding – $185.7 million from SAMHSA and nearly $60 million from the HRSA – to support youth mental health, help the health care workforce address mental health needs, and fund other critical mental health supports.
CMS took a critical step to advance health equity and access to care, awarding the first 200 of 1,000 Medicare-funded physician residency slots to enhance the health care workforce and fund additional positions in hospitals serving underserved communities.
Just in time for the holiday break, this week’s Friday Five highlights the key findings from a new TimelyMD survey assessing college students’ mental health.
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US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace outlining the foundational role that workplaces should play in promoting the health and well-being of workers and our communities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap), which details policy solutions that would help to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the larger health care system and other systems.