The Overall Health, Vitality, and Success of Our Community: Behavioral Health
Date(s) - November 15, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Sheldon Ballroom
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
A Community Needs Assessment conducted and released by United Way of Greater St. Louis in early 2020 revealed three primary challenges ranked among the highest priorities for each of the 16 counties in our region: affordable housing, jobs and transportation, and behavioral health. This year, FOCUS St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis are teaming up for an in-depth exploration of these issues, with the help of regional leaders and policy experts — and we want you to be part of the discussion.
Join us for the second session in our series addressing The Overall Health, Vitality, and Success of Our Community.
The Challenge: Behavioral Health
America confronts a health care landscape deeply – and likely permanently – altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Behavioral health care access has emerged as both a challenge and opportunity. The pandemic exacerbated the need for behavioral health services, but it also inspired innovation and a reinvigorated policy and funding focus on behavioral health needs. In spite of increased understanding of its importance, behavioral health remain among the most stigmatized and underserved need in the region.
In this forum, we’ll talk to behavioral health providers, experts and advocates about the current realities in the region, what progress has been achieved, and what we can do to tackle these challenges.
To be announced shortly!
This event is open to all and free to attend, but registration is required.