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Senate Finance Committee Request for Information on Mental Health Policy "Solutions and Ideas" - Deadline Extended

  • 1.  Senate Finance Committee Request for Information on Mental Health Policy "Solutions and Ideas" - Deadline Extended

    National Council Staff
    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Association Executives - On September 21, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) issued a request for information (RFI) soliciting policy proposals to address unmet mental health needs.

    They have now extended the deadline for submissions of "evidence-based solutions and ideas" to November 15.

    Attached please find the National Council's submission.

    Committee leaders are specifically seeking solutions and ideas in these areas:

    • Strengthening the workforce
    • Increasing integration, coordination and access to care
    • Ensuring parity between behavioral and physical health care
    • Furthering the use of telehealth
    • Improving access to behavioral health care for children and young people

    See - https://www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/wyden-crapo-solicit-policy-proposals-to-address-unmet-mental-health-needs.  Also attached please find the full letter seeking submissions.

    This request is the start of a process to "develop bipartisan legislation to address barriers to mental health" and is a terrific opportunity to help improve policy impacting our members. 

    If have any questions or if you would like guidance on preparing a submission, please do not hesitate to let us know.



    Stephanie Katz
    Assistant Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    Direct: 509 594-9105


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    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    NealC@TheNationalCouncil.org
    202 748-8793
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