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Behavioral Health and Society

link between behavioral health and chronic disease
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According to an article in Modern Healthcare (link below) "For decades, behavioral health has been an afterthought. An estimated 44 million adults live with a mental illness, yet nearly 60% don’t receive treatment in a given year. There’s a growing body of evidence as well that directly links behavioral and physical health. The tide seems to be turning, however, as policymakers and providers alike recognize the need to not only allocate more resources to behavioral health and substance abuse prevention, but also redesign care models to treat the whole patient. In this special report, Modern Healthcare examines national and local efforts aimed at fixing the crisis. Our series explores the link between behavioral health and chronic disease; assesses the promise of the 21st Century Cures Act; and profiles organizations making a difference on the front line"s. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/reports/behavioral-health/#!/
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