Communities in Need – Mental Health – House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing (part 2)

On April 5, we posted AAHD joining a coalition of national organizations promoting the integration of behavioral health-general health-primary care. We posted the coalition statement and the Committee chair’s announced areas of focus. Available here are 5 testimony statements delivered at the April 5 hearing: American Psychiatric Assn and American Academy of Pediatrics which includes advocacy of BH-general health integration; NASMHPD and NASADAD on block grants to states (including NASMHPD advocacy of a MHLG “crisis care” set-aside”); and DBSA on peer supports (AAHD works with a DBSA co-chaired Mental Health Liaison Group effort to strengthen peer supports).