Behavioral Health Integration in Rhode Island

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a rise in behavioral health needs which has presented the health care industry with mounting pressure for better care. States are presented with rising demands for behavioral health services, a workforce shortage and growing disparities in individuals that need access to behavioral health services. Studies have shown that integrating behavioral and physical health care can lead to improved outcomes. During this webinar, Rhode Island will share the state’s ultimate focus on integrating behavioral health, how they structured their state programs to improve integration and the various policy levers they used to improve the delivery of behavioral health in their state.