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Supporting State Behavioral Health Systems During COVID-19 Response and Recovery   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Background: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic is having immediate and long-term impacts on behavioral health (i.e. mental health and substance use disorder) systems in all states. Governors and their senior health and human services advisors play an essential role in incorporating a behavioral health strategy into the state COVID-19 response and recovery approach. [...] This paper identifies for Governors the key issues that are currently challenging state behavioral health systems, along with actions that state agencies may consider to support and sustain behavioral health services. Many of the issues identified below are still emerging and state and federal actions will require ongoing follow up to determine outcomes."

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