Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

The Time Is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services in Massachusetts

Forum held on December 11, 2014

This forum examined the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions were examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research quantified the problem, costs and consequences. The forum also explored potential options and action steps to reduce disparities and move towards a more equitable distribution of critical resources.


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