This collaboration between the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Mental Health America, and the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities aimed to outline how the next generation of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) can be designed to meet the developmental, medical, and social needs of children and their families and how financial, regulatory, and other barriers can be overcome. In November 2019, the collaboration hosted a two-day convening of subject matter experts to discuss a path forward. The results from this meeting as well as other research and conversations with leaders in children’s health, social determinants of health, and community health informed the issue brief below.
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.