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September 5, 2023

‘COVID ProTEXion Campaign’ boosts awareness, vaccinations for Texans with severe mental illness

When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit the country in January 2020, William Boyd, executive director of PHOENIX House in Abilene, Texas, a membership-based community for people living with mental illness or trauma, felt like he…

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July 26, 2023

Pediatric and Adolescent Collaborative Care Roundtable

The nation is facing a critical youth and mental health crisis. Half of all mental health conditions manifest by age 14, and yet children and youth are waiting an average of eight to 10 years…

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June 7, 2023

Improving Behavioral Health Care for Youth Through Collaborative Care Expansion

The country is in the midst of an ongoing and worsening youth mental health crisis. Nearly half of all U.S. teenagers report that they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Eleven percent of…

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May 30, 2023

Near-Term Policy Solutions to Bolster Youth Mental Health Workforce through Digital Technology

In partnership with Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech and with funding from The Commonwealth Fund, the Meadows Institute conducted research with key leaders across the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, Medicaid and Medicaid Managed…

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April 27, 2023

Collaborative Care Implementation Costs Across Health Care Systems

Collaborative Care (CoCM) is an evidence-based treatment model for behavioral health integration. Typically implemented in general medical or pediatric settings, CoCM leverages the services of a specially trained behavioral health care manager to collaboratively manage…

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September 1, 2022

Texas Behavioral Health Rankings

Despite their seeming precision, national rankings of states’ mental health service spending and quality are designed and intended to offer comparisons between states to inform future policy efforts. These ratings are not designed to provide…

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October 30, 2020

Collaborative Care Policy Background

The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is an established, team-based approach to integrated care that routinely measures both clinical outcomes and patient goals over time to increase the effectiveness of mental health and substance use disorder…

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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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June 15, 2020

Impacts of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession on MHSUD in Veterans (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 2)

In our first in a series of white papers on the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute sought to examine and project the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health…

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