Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Mental Health

  • Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Producer/Director Roger Weisberg revisited some of the abused and neglected children he profiled decades ago in order to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with poignant observations from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.

  • A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant will support in-depth reporting to advance understanding of the mental health needs of LGBTQ teens through reporting on the personal, familial and financial toll to be placed in a variety of local and national outlets.

  • Mental health conditions are relatively common, affecting 1 in 5 adults as well as 1 in 5 youth aged 13 to 18.

  • LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to stigma and discrimination. This webinar explored approaches to increase access to inclusive care to close these gaps.

  • A keystone piece of a statewide media partnership, this reporting project will investigate persistently high suicide rates in Oregon and the West, what can be done, and the implications for the increasing national suicide rate.

  • Using all-payer claims data from four diverse states, this study will identify patient, hospital and market characteristics associated with the receipt of timely follow-up mental health care after a hospitalization or an emergency department visit related to mental illness, and it will investigate whether such care affects patient outcomes or health spending. Findings can inform efforts of payers, providers and communities to improve follow-up care for this vulnerable and potentially expensive patient population.

  • Amercia is facing a complex rural health crisis. Increasing urbanization leaves behind an older, sicker, and poorer population in rural America that may struggle with social determinants of health like access to medical care and healthy meals. These challenges contribute to rural-urban health inequities in rates of chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes. Despite the odds, leaders are leveraging the unique strengths of rural communities to develop and implement promising solutions.

    This webinar explored:

    • The current rural health landscape and federal strategies to improve rural health
    • Innovative initiatives to respond to unmet social needs, address provider shortages and expand telehealth in Arkansas and Texas
    • The impact of rurality on maternal and child health and approaches to managing access issues
  • Schools play an important role in screening for student health and providing critical support, but they often lack the capacity to best serve all students in need.

  • From childhood to advanced age, LGBT people face health disparities like higher risk of suicide and social isolation and higher rates of tobacco use.

  • Nearly half of adults who died by suicide visited a primary care physician within a month before their deaths, according to an influential study. Primary care is on the front lines facing behavioral health crises like suicide and opioid abuse, yet studies show that primary care providers often lack the time and resources to treat mental health and substance use disorders. This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care.

  • Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18-25 year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

  • To address mental illness, leaders are focusing on social determinants and integration of behavioral and physical health care through primary care providers.

  • Recovery coaches help patients with substance use disorder by serving as a personal guide from treatment through recovery.

  • One in five Americans say they feel lonely or socially isolated–and this lack of meaningful social connections can have life threatening consequences. This webinar explored strategies for addressing loneliness across age groups and considered its effect on health.