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Reflections on the Challenges Facing Mental Health Patients, Providers and Policies

How do we empower patients and families to ensure they receive the highest quality mental health care? What opportunities exist for clinicians to work with the housing, employment, and other sectors to advance mental health and wellness for all? The answers to these questions are especially important to me, having watched loved ones’ personal struggles with mental illness, even when they had access to care and treatment.

Coffee Talk with Shannon McMahon, Kaiser Permanente’s Executive Director of Medicaid...

Shannon McMahon, MPA, joined Kaiser Permanente’s Government Relations department in August as the executive director of Medicaid policy. In this role, she provides public policy, regulatory and legislative advice on Medicaid and other complex and strategic public policy issues. We sat down with Shannon to hear her insights about the future of Medicaid and her work at Kaiser Permanente.

Defining the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Strategies

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and Mental Health America, with support from Kaiser Permanente, are leading an effort to identify creative ways to engage and coordinate community assets to transform the delivery of behavioral health supports, with a focus on treating the “whole person,” inclusive of the many factors that impact prevention and access to care.

Physicians’ Voices: What Skills and Supports Are Needed for Effective Practice...

Payers are demanding that US health care become more accountable and integrated, posing new demands for physicians and the organizations that partner with them...

Policy Stories

Exactly As Prescribed: Kaiser Permanente Researchers Shed Light on Medication Adherence

For people living with chronic diseases, prescription medications can increase longevity and improve quality of life. Yet, in the United States, more than half of adults 40 and older with chronic conditions report at least one episode of non-adherence to their prescriptions.

Palliative Care Promotes Quality of Life for those with Advanced Illness

Advancements in medicine allow people with chronic and complex conditions to live longer than ever before. But longer life for people who are sick may bring challenges, such as pain, stress, and other symptoms that accompany serious illness.