For the past two years, we have been talking and planning for the opportunity of health care reform to close mental health disparities, and the challenges that these sweeping changes in health reform will bring to the public behavioral health system. Now we are living with the realities and uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation.
The November 2013 two-day Fiscal Leadership Institute provided a forum for participants to share their experiences – successes as well as challenges. It was also a time to hear from county behavioral health finance managers across the State about their local efforts to integrate mental health, substance use, and primary care services and build partnerships during this challenging time and long into the future.
Please find the handouts from the Institute included below.