Administration Touts 9-8-8 Success But Workforce Issues Persist

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / July 21, 2022 at 11:46 AM
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said Wednesday (July 20) calls to the suicide prevention hotline increased by 60% the weekend 9-8-8 rolled out nationally -- meanwhile Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (OR) expects to soon release more details on how his emerging mental health legislative package will address advocates’ top concerns, including workforce retention and reimbursement rates. The Biden administration and Congress put a special focus on mental health after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in 2020 --...

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