Tag: Collaborative Care

April 27, 2021

CEO Andy Keller Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on COVID-19 & Lessons Learned in Texas

On Wednesday, April 28, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to discuss the mental…

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April 9, 2021

Texas House Committee on County Affairs – Mental Health Landscape & COVID-19

SUMMARY – Meadows Institute CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited to testify before the committee on the mental health impacts of COVID-19.

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April 9, 2021

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – SB 672

SUMMARY - Meadows Institute CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony before the committee on SB 672. Senate Bill 672, relating to Medicaid coverage of certain collaborative care management services, was authored by...

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March 17, 2021

Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

SUMMARY – This report expands upon the 2015 Kennedy Forum report to include additional measures and research supporting the use of MBC for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in primary,...

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March 4, 2021

Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II

SUMMARY – On March 4, 2021, Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO of the Meadows Institute, was invited testimony at the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II. During his presentation, Dr. Keller...

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March 4, 2021

CEO Andy Keller Testifies on COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts, Recommendations

AUSTIN – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II, Thursday morning about the significant mental health impacts of…

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February 23, 2021

2020 Devastated U.S. Mental Health — Healing must be a Priority

This opinion piece was coauthored by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD and National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO, Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. It was originally published by The Hill on February 23, 2021. It…

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January 22, 2021

Primary Care Is Key to Reversing COVID-Related Suicide, Overdose Trends

The post below by the Meadows Institute’s Andy Keller, PhD, was originally posted by American Communities Project on January 22, 2021. Even as we were in the process of projecting them, the numbers were sobering….

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January 21, 2021

Collaborative Care Model

Providing access to mental health care through primary care is the single most important step health systems can take to address the worsening mental health crisis Texas and the nation are facing. The Collaborative Care…

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December 8, 2020

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

SUMMARY – On December 8, 2020, Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO of the Meadows Institute, was invited testimony at the Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. During his presentation, Dr. Keller...

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October 30, 2020

Collaborative Care Policy Background

The collaborative care model (CoCM) is a proven tool to detect and prevent suicide and overdose in primary care before they become crises. Unfortunately, less than one in twenty Americans can currently access it. CoCM…

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October 13, 2020

Pandemic Fallout: Highlighting the Need for Better Mental Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the dire need for broad and affordable access to mental healthcare and resources. The isolation of the last few months, fear of illness, record unemployment and countless other stressors…

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October 1, 2020

Texas House Committee on Public Health – Interim Charge 3

SUMMARY – During the 86th Legislative Interim, in October 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provided the Texas House Committee on Public Health with a response to their Request for Information related to Interim...

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August 17, 2020

CoCM & MAT to Prevent COVID-Related Suicide & Overdose Deaths (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 3)

In April, MMHPI began releasing a series of white papers analyzing the potential effects of a COVID-19 recession on rates of suicide and substance use disorder among the general population and among veterans. In those,…

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November 26, 2019

The Cost of Depression

In the United States, one in five adults (20%) will experience a clinically significant form of depression in their lifetime. About 7.5% of the US workforce has depression in any year. The impact of...

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June 14, 2016

Mental Health Parity

Background on Legislation Laws designed to put mental health coverage on similar footing with physical health coverage are complex and contain gaps that make true parity difficult to accomplish. Parity legislation at both the state…

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