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The Mental Health Crisis, How We Got Here, and Where We Go Next
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The Mental Health Crisis, How We Got Here, and Where We Go Next

Addressing the mental health crisis in the United States warrants innovation in treatment and recovery, and the development of mechanisms to provide and pay for them accordingly.When assessing the current state of mental health in the United States, the issue is often described as an epidemic, and one that's been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. I would argue against such a label. We do not have a mental health epidemic. Rather, what the pandemic has done is opened people's eyes and created a sudden realization about mental health, which is that it's a crisis—and a crisis that's been with us for a long time.Everybody, at every level, in every sector, in every section of the country has a mental health need. The crisis is not mental health and illness. Rather, it's our ability—or real...
Improving HF Population Health Management and Collaborative Care
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Improving HF Population Health Management and Collaborative Care

Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA: Let’s talk about access and affordability. It’s great to have wonderful therapies for heart failure, but if the patients aren’t able to fill them or they aren’t staying adherent to these therapies, we aren’t going to see those positive health benefits. How do we discuss the population health-management approaches for heart failure but also identify an opportunity for us to improve care? I want to start this first question to Dr Uppal. We talked earlier about how we’re going to treat a lot of these patients the same, whether they have preserved or reduced ejection fraction [EF]. But how do we start to identify and treat patients with heart failure who are at risk for poor health outcomes between one another? How do we stratify those risks to identify tho...