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Path Forward is a collaboration of national leaders executing a disciplined, private sector approach to systematically and measurably improve five established best practices.

Path Forward

A top priority: Improving access to effective, equitable, affordable, timely behavioral healthcare

Inadequate access to MH/SU care has generated an alarming and growing crisis over the past decade. The Path Forward mobilization team is influencing systemic change to improve care and outcomes for all.

Path Forward Resources

Employers/purchasers overwhelmingly identify as a top priority the need to improve access to effective, equitable, affordable, and timely MH/SU care. Action items are included in these resources.


Measurement-Based Care

Abundant evidence shows that use of repeated, validated rating scales will improve outcomes of MH/SU treatment. Potential improvements range from 20%-60%.

Telehealth, mental health, and health equity

This 6-minute video and companion piece focus on how the advancement of telehealth is benefitting mental healthcare and health equity.
Federal Laws

Federal laws and regulations related to mental health/SUD

Laws and regulations pertaining to substance abuse and mental health services, SAMHSA programs, and related topics.

Coalitions In Action

Membership in the National Alliance is a catalyst for state and regional coalitions and their employer/purchaser members to advance key initiatives. Together, they leverage their collective influence to drive health, equity and value.

Regional Employer Stakeholder Engagement Teams

Regional Employer Stakeholder Engagement Teams (RESET Regions) are coalitions that assist the business community in playing a critical role in increasing access to mental health care and changing the culture around mental health in our society.

Northeast Business Group on Health
Silicon Valley Employers Forum
Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value
Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health
Houston Business Coalition on Health
MidAtlantic Business Group on Health
Purchaser Business Group on Health

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