New study highlights lack of coverage and access to mental health care

With increased demand for mental health care, a new study finds that nearly two-thirds of Medicare Advantage’s psychiatric networks serve fewer than 25% of all psychiatrists in a given service area. That means many people covered through Medicare Advantage plans may not have access to psychiatrists given how few are considered psychiatric.” Jane Zhu, MD, … Read more

The study examines the impact of maternal incarceration on adolescent health risk behaviors

Women represent the fastest growing population in U.S. correctional facilities. Over the past four decades, the number of incarcerated women has increased by more than 475%, from 26,326 in 1980 to 152,854 in 2020. Because the majority of incarcerated women are mothers a conservative estimate is that at least one million American children who are … Read more