Health Systems

Health systems — hospitals, outpatient and long-term care facilities, community health centers, and other health care clinicians — are on the front lines in treating mental health. It’s critical they are supported to build a “whole health” approach that optimizes prevention, access, and value for those seeking care.

The opportunity to effectively address mental health through health systems is immense. We must treat mental health like any other medical condition and ensure individuals gain timely access to care.

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Tailored Policies for Unique Needs

To be effective, mental health solutions need to address individuals' range of identities based on race, ethnicity, language, gender, or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, or life circumstances. We recommend meaningful policies to combat a harmful legacy of one-size-fits-all solutions.

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