Three Medicaid trends we’re watching in 2022

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have served as critical supports to children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities – covering 80 million individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since February 2020, Medicaid enrollment has grown sharply…

Teenager Dialing

Launching 988 nationally to support a continuum of care in mental health

As a volunteer counselor for crisis support services in my county, I answer calls from people in crisis who come from all different walks of life. Their stories reflect a tapestry of emotions, challenges, and social circumstances. I am often struck by a caller’s willingness to share their life experiences and struggles, and desire…

Improving mental health care for youth

A discussion about prevention, models of care, technology, and school-based interventions. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a youth mental health crisis. Young people are facing unique challenges as they transition back to in-person learning, confront added stressors in their home…

Maintaining social connection in a time of physical distance

The arrival of the novel coronavirus has raised unprecedented challenges across the globe. In our collective effort to help flatten the curve of this pandemic, we are making substantial changes to our daily lives. Physical distancing policies currently in place…

Annie Reed

Building healthier school environments for students and employees

Schools are arguably one the most effective places to address population health, including the physical and mental health needs of students, teachers, and school staff. The school environment is an important area of focus, and one that can hold the…