Addressing & Improving Behavioral Health

CMS is embarking on a multi-faceted approach to increase access to equitable and high-quality behavioral health services and improve outcomes for people covered by Medicare, Medicaid (including the Children’s Health Insurance Program) and private health insurance.

Review the CMS Behavioral Health Strategy, and get more details on our actions to support these goals.

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


We’re just part of the solution. See what’s going on across HHS.

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