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Strengthening Mental Health

Employers recognize the significant impact that underlying mental health and substance use issues have on employees, their clinical outcomes and overall health care costs. PBGH works with leading health plans, providers, employers and other health care purchasers, to address a wide range of behavioral health issues and to improve the integration of behavioral health services, leverage emerging digital health solutions and optimize performance accountability through outcomes measurement.

Programs and Initiatives


Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use

PBGH collaborates with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions on its Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use, which advocates a multipronged strategy.

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Telehealth

PBGH is pushing forward on a broad front to solidify and expand telehealth’s recent gains due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including improving access to primary care and enabling team-based models that integrate behavioral health care.

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Behavioral Health Integration

PBGH is supporting the development of tools and systems that can enhance the continuity and coordination of physical and mental health in the primary care setting.

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Patient-Reported Outcomes — Mental Health

PBGH develops, implements and tests patient-reported mental health measures to improve treatment.

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Patient Assessment Survey

Patient-generated provider rankings offer patients and purchasers an invaluable instrument for assessing clinician performance and making informed decisions about provider selection.

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National Health Plan Playbook

A first-of-its-kind tool backed by the purchasing power of more than two dozen large employers, the Health Plan Playbook allows purchasers to influence health plan spending decisions in support of higher-value, more equitable care.

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Resources

Accelerating Opioid Safety — Ambulatory Care Toolkit

Digital Solutions for Employee Mental Health