The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique and prominent obstacles for people facing mental health and substance use challenges. Economic, social, and health factors related to the prevention, treatment, and recovery of these conditions have been severely impacted. In response, the healthcare payers and providers have quickly adapted and implemented temporary policy and systems changes to promote continued access to necessary care. As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the prevalence of people facing mental health and substance use challenges is predicted to increase. As such, determining if these policy and system adaptations will be maintained and how the healthcare delivery will be impacted is of increasing importance.
Join the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative for this webinar to explore the observed and expected trends in mental health and substance use challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and learn how the healthcare delivery system will be impacted in the short- and long term.