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The behavioral health crisis won't change — unless we do

Unmet behavioral health needs are pushing the healthcare system to a breaking point. In response, investors are funding digital apps and startups that promise to increase access to care. Not only is this approach insufficient for addressing the real needs or structural drivers of dysfunction, it also runs the risk of exacerbating inequities by serving primarily affluent, low-acuity, and disproportionately white patients.

Without a radical shift in approach, healthcare leaders risk backsliding on progress toward behavioral health and health equity goals, having negative business implications across sectors.

Read on for tangible steps leaders must take to meaningfully and equitably restructure the behavioral healthcare system.

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Current behavioral health challenges

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Inequities in behavioral health

July 5, 2022

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Behavioral healthcare workforce shortage

June 30, 2022

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The root causes of today's challenges

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The source of behavioral health inequity

The U.S. behavioral health system is broken, and the root cause is an underlying "meta" inequity. Learn how this multi-level dynamic manifests today across five primary pain points.

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We're making progress in behavioral health — but is it enough?  

The U.S. continues to see significant increases in mental health conditions and drug overdose deaths. In this episode of Radio Advisory, we examine the causes of behavioral health inequity and the progress that has—and hasn't—been made.

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A more equitable behavioral health system

The behavioral health industry’s current approach is inequitable, and improvements in treatment and access are rarely available to the most vulnerable. Watch our on-demand webinar to learn why improving care for the marginalized is the first step towards improving the system for all.

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Behavioral health is one of our key, cross-industry research topics for 2023 and beyond. Check back regularly to find new expert analyses, case studies, and more.



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Safe Haven Cafés

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