Behavioral Health Strategy Goals
- Strengthen equity and quality in behavioral health care
- Improve access to substance use disorders prevention, treatment and recovery services
- Ensure effective pain treatment and management
- Improve access to and quality of mental health care and services
- Utilize data to inform effective actions and measure impact on behavioral health
- Read our Behavioral Health fact sheet (PDF) for more details on our strategy.
- On Sept. 16th, HHS released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap). Press release can be found HERE.
- Behavioral health updates from the 2022 CMS Quality Conference.
- NEW study from CMS, CDC and NIH support value of expanding use of telehealth services for opioid use disorder-related care: Increased Use of Telehealth for OUD Services During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk of Overdose.
- CMS launched the new Chronic Pain Experience Illustration that identifies both barriers and the importance of effective treatment and management of pain.
- White House Fact Sheet on the Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis.
- CMS is part of the new Behavioral Health Coordinating Council to coordinate efforts across HHS.
- Follow the Secretary on the National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health.
- CMS supports the HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy which expands the scope of the crisis response beyond opioids to include other substances that are often involved in overdoses.
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