The Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use

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Driving market-based improvement in access and care for all Americans

Rates of suicide and drug-related deaths are at record levels. This crisis is being exacerbated by inadequate access to care for mental health and substance use for Americans across the country.

To realign market forces to focus on a more sustainable approach and ensure affordable access to high value, effective treatment, a group of influential non-profits announced a partnership to implement The Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use.

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, American Health Policy Institute, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association Foundation Center for Workplace Mental Health, Bowman Family Foundation, HR Policy Association, The Jed Foundation and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute are the steering committee members for The Path Forward, an initiative to execute a disciplined, private sector approach to measurably improve five established best practices of mental health and substance use care.

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