Federal Mental Health Care News and Analysis | GovernmentCIO Media & Research

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.
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.
Tech influenced more than telework as health professionals dealt with changing the stigma of talking about changing behavioral needs during social distancing.
Technology can help ease health care providers facing psychological and physical exhaustion amid the pandemic.
Technology plays a critical role in addressing significant mental health challenges for cancer patients during the pandemic.
Looking ahead to the future of American health care.
With an uptick of mental health disorders during the pandemic, officials are scaling up tech to meet demand for care.