Health Centers Are Addressing America's Mental Health Crisis
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders, —Telehealth, Policy and Advocacy.
Keywords: Access to Care, Research, Mental Health, Safety Net Providers.
Year Developed: 2022
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Board of Directors; C-Suites (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.); Clinicians; Enabling Staff; Outread Staff; PCAs
National Association of Community Health Centers
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Resource Summary: This factsheet summarizes health centers’ behavioral health services. It highlights data from UDS that shows growth in patients and staff over the last decade, as well as the variety of behavioral health professionals and services offered at health centers. We discuss the growth in telehealth use to continue behavioral health services during the pandemic. Finally, policy suggestions to support behavioral health services at health centers are presented.