Medicaid Forward: Behavioral Health identifies opportunities for action to address immediate and long-term mental health and substance abuse challenges emerging from the COVID crisis across communities, including for children, older adults, those with mental health and addiction diagnosis, individuals transitioning from prison, and those living with developmental or intellectual disabilities. It offers options for state administrators to explore and determine what makes most sense for their state.
This webinar orients Medicaid leaders and the Medicaid policy community to the NAMD resource, Medicaid Forward: Behavioral Health. This resource is the first in a three-part series that explores how Medicaid can support the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.
Medicaid Forward: Behavioral Health was created in partnership with the Well Being Trust – a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation – and it provides evidence-backed, sustainable policy and program solutions to improve Medicaid members’ mental health and well-being and support Medicaid programs during these unprecedented times.