In 2020, Well Being Trust released Healing the Nation: Advancing Mental Health and Addiction Policy, a policy action guide, featuring actionable solutions to improve mental health and well-being.
The policy action guide, provides meaningful and actionable solutions to help advance mental health policy in this country.
Included in Healing the Nation is a Framework focusing on multiple angles for engagement with a specific emphasis on five main entry points for policy:
Integrate mental health care where people seek physical care
Avenues to aid those with mental health concerns
Childhood is a critical time to improve mental health
Workplace & Unemployment
Maximize mental health outcomes across situations
Concrete steps to span sectors
Pain in the Nation: the latest in a series of reports tracking the nation’s deaths of despair crisis produced by Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust.
Bipartisan Policy Center: This examines the major barriers to integrating clinical health care and mental health services in the United States, including insurance coverage and payment disparities, workforce shortages, and administrative challenges.
State & Local Policy Reports
- United States of Care: Immediate and long-term strategies to address and alleviate mental health concerns in every community
- The de Beaumont Foundation and Well Being Trust released: Solutions for Local Leaders
to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being During and Post-COVID-19. This includes more than 60 evidence-based policies, practices, and programs that can prevent further loss of life and livelihood from the nation’s growing mental health crisis.
The Kennedy Forum, Carter Center and Well Being Trust jointly released: Evaluating State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Statutes
The Lown Institute and Well Being Trust Report: California’s health care paradox: Too much health care spending may lead to poor community health