Behavioral health disorders affect nearly one in five Americans and have community-wide impacts.
Hospitals and health systems provide essential behavioral health care services to millions of Americans every day. The American Hospital Association has a long-standing commitment to support member efforts to deliver high-quality, accessible behavioral health services. Consistent with that commitment, this web page is designed to provide easy access to information and tools that will assist them in navigating the changing behavioral health care system and understanding national, state and local activities affecting behavioral health.*
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* Behavioral health is used to include both psychiatric and substance use disorders. Persons with behavioral health needs may suffer from either or both.
2019 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRENDWATCH: Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Advances Value for Patients, Providers and Communities, May 2019
INFOGRAPHIC: Behavioral Health Care is High-value Care
CASE STUDY: Behavioral Health Suite In Ed Better Serves Patients Experiencing Behavioral Health Emergencies, May 2019
WEBINAR: Be the Employer of Choice for Behavioral Health: Lessons from Inova Health System, May 15, 2019
WEBINAR: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, May 1, 2019
ARCHIVE: Virtual Workshops: Value and Behavioral Health
ADVISORY on the FY 2019 IPF PPS Final Rule
LEARN more about the 21st C Cures Act and Mental Health Parity