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physical and mental health

Behavioral health issues rarely occur in a vacuum. Many individuals with behavioral health needs also suffer from chronic physical ailments, including diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. This CHCS blog, The Thrust to Integrate Behavioral Health Services in Medicaid, highlights how policymakers are increasingly focused on the need to better coordinate care for this population. It outlines emerging state and federal efforts that are moving toward whole-person care on many fronts — including programs to integrate physical and behavioral health services, reduce homelessness, end the cycle of repeat jail visits, and, ultimately, improve this vulnerable population’s overall quality of life.