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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Strategy to Strengthen Behavioral Health Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health outlined their vision to make equitable, high-quality, affordable, data-informed care for mental health and substance use challenges available to the people served by the programs. CMS recently released a Behavioral Health Strategy that demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to support the Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis and underscores the importance of access, equity, quality, and effective data integration in preventing and treating mental health conditions, substance use disorders and acute and chronic pain. The CMS Behavioral Health Strategy seeks to remove barriers to care and services, and to adopt a data-informed approach to evaluate behavioral health programs and policies.

Read more about the CMS Behavioral Health Strategy