Federal Mental Health Care News and Analysis
Federal agencies dedicated to mental and behavioral health care have given particular focus to integrating digital modernization within their treatment and research programs. Agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services have redoubled their mental health care efforts through initiatives ranging from telehealth counseling to the application of AI and complex analytics toward research on PTSD, traumatic brain injury and addiction treatment. Our reporting covers this large-scale integration of IT modernization with mental health care as well as interviews with decision-makers leading these new developments across the U.S. federal government.
Federal agencies are leveraging AI, ML, data visualization dashboards, online training programs and more to support the Biden-Harris Administration's Unity Agenda, a topic of this year's State of the Union address.
IT has a big role in HHS's proposed budget to boost various responsibilities in public health management as well as access to health care.
The president wants to further domestic tech innovation and advancements in opioid, mental health, veterans and cancer care.
New efforts are calling for better data sharing and interagency collaboration to fight service member suicides.
The agency is working with academia and private sector partners to close the care gap between underserved populations.
Technologies and communication strategies helped the agency see the first annual decline in suicide since 2005.
Leaders across the veteran service organization outline how it is supporting veterans throughout the pandemic.
VA’s acting deputy secretary discusses new innovations to support veterans and how VA will prepare for a post-COVID world.
SAMHSA is providing communities with mental health resources.
Increasing communication and awareness are key to combatting drug abuse that often relate to mental health issues.
Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees consider bolstering community clinics, call lines, personnel and resources.
Current health research is seeking to understand and treat mental illnesses.
SAMHSA and other agencies are introducing communications and tech campaigns to support the mental health challenges of older people.
The agency invested resources into new applications providing access to critical services and information during the pandemic.
Additional funding is providing $2.5 billion to the agency in supplemental block grant funding for states for pandemic-related stressors.
VA data leaders discuss how expanded clinical capabilities are supporting veteran suicide prevention.
Mental and physical health care required new strategies to reach and build trust with the public during the pandemic.
CMS is strengthening its outreach methods around regulatory changes, guidance and other vital health information about COVID-19 to support nursing homes.
2020 initiatives and stated plans from Biden suggest an ongoing dedicated to crisis outreach, suicide prevention and mental health counseling.