A Mental Health Strategy Summit

Building Hope Strategy

November 16th I Washington, DC I 8:30am – 7:00pm EST

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To improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with mental health and substance use conditions, it is necessary to establish and hold systems accountable to implementing standards of quality care and to adopting payment models that support the cost of providing effective, integrated care.

Problem Identification:

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Policy Objective 1:

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  • What are the top 5 unmet capacity needs?
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To meet growing demand, the mental health delivery system of the future must expand the professional workforce as well as leverage community skills and resources. New service delivery models can ensure that those with greatest need have access to skilled clinicians while creating support in the community for those with less intensive needs.

Problem Identification:

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Policy Objective 1:

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  • What are the top 5 unmet capacity needs?
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Crises–from relapses to severe symptoms of paranoia or delusions to suicidal thinking to overdose–contribute to tragic outcomes. Crisis response and suicide/overdose prevention are indispensable elements in helping people stabilize and get on a path of recovery. There is an explicit focus on removing people from prisons who don’t belong and focusing on primary health (rather than public safety) to respond to crisis.

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Policy Objective 1:

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  • What are the top 5 unmet capacity needs?
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Policy Objective 2:

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Coverage and funding drives health system behavior, so it is crucial to break down the treatment limitations, barriers and inequities that continue to marginalize mental health and substance use services. Striking down these systemic impediments is essential to realizing the intent of the mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and state mental health parity laws.

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Policy Objective 1:

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Reducing the severity of mental health and substance use disorders through community prevention, early identification and intervention is a critical component in changing the trajectory of mental illness and substance use. Because 50% of mental illness begins by age 14 and 75% by the time the brain finishes developing in the mid-20s, early identification and intervention efforts must be focused on children, families, and schools, with special emphasis on the community-based risk factors that negatively impact parents and children. In addition, addressing the underlying vital conditions of a community–social and community factors like affordable housing, reliable transportation, and employment go a long way in setting a positive path for mental health and well-being.

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Integrating mental health and substance use care with other health services is fundamental to shifting from siloed, marginalized services to holistic care for the whole person. Care integration not only facilitates better and earlier care, it reduces stigma and decreases barriers to accessing care early, effectively, and efficiently. In addition, integrating care with research across healthy systems and universities enables continuous improvement of outcomes.

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People with mental health and substance use conditions also experience poor rates of access to care and typically poor health and life outcomes. For people of color and other marginalized communities, access to care and outcomes are generally worse. Lack of representation of people of color in the workforce and access to culturally and linguistically competent care further contribute to disparities. Eliminating disparities, particularly through addressing social determinants of health and modifying law enforcement and justice-driven responses to MH/SUD needs, is a cornerstone of a transformed system.

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