The Results We’re Focused On

Our Progress Step-by-Step

Over the past two years, we have passed a $60M national bill (with a 10 percent set aside for Collaborative Care); influenced state regulators in Texas, Maryland, and Washington to adopt our network adequacy and parity standards; educated hundreds of employer and insurance representatives and thousands of primary care doctors, psychiatrists, and other medical staff; and launched local pilots and a state-wide Collaborative & Measurement-based Care scaling effort in Texas.

See the readings below for more details about our step-by-step progress as an organization and nation.

network adequacy

May 20, 2024

Report
NCQA Report Evaluates the Current Evidence for Behavioral Health Network Adequacy Standards

Funded by the Sozosei Foundation, this white paper report presents the NCQA’s findings and highlights models that have successfully improved access to care. These models have the potential to influence the future design of behavioral health networks and adequacy standards.

Collaborative Care Model

Feb 27, 2024

Report
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Shares Results of its Novel Study on the Collaborative Care Model

In February 2024, the Journal of General Internal Medicine published “Extending the Clinical Impact of Behavioral Health Prescribing Clinicians Using the Collaborative Care Model,” a report detailing a novel study by experts at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI).

Improve access to mental health care

Dec 14, 2023

Briefing
Path Forward Applauds Inseparable for Their Focus on High-Impact Actions

A new set of recommendations from Inseparable identifies a number of policies to improve access to mental health care.

Nov 1, 2023

Event
APA’s 2023 Mental Health Conference Features Discussion of Pediatric Collaborative Care Model

The 2023 Mental Health Services Conference of the American Psychiatric Association featured a discussion of the pediatric Collaborative Care Model that was led by a team from the Meadows Institute.

Oct 10, 2023

Report
Improving Network Adequacy for Mental Health Care and Substance Use Disorders

The Path Forward Coalition has released a new report: “Equitable Access to Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Standards, Measures, and Enforcement of Network Adequacy.”

Sep 13, 2023

Report
National Alliance’s Workplace Mental Health Strategy

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions recently released an updated framework for workplace mental health strategy.

Aug 1, 2023

Report
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Publishes White Paper on Pediatric and Adolescent Collaborative Care

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) published a white paper summarizing the findings and recommendations of its roundtable on pediatric and adolescent collaborative care, hosted in January 2023 in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

cover press release

Jul 18, 2023

Press Release
New Patient Survey Shows Significant Disparities in Access Between Mental Health and Substance Use Versus Physical Health Care

Members of the Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use issue urgent recommendations in response to new report on continued behavioral health access challenges.

Jun 7, 2023

Event
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and Commonwealth Fund Congressional Briefing

Leaders from the Meadows Institute and the Commonwealth Fund appeared at the U. S. Capitol Visitor Center for a congressional briefing on the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM).

May 10, 2023

Event
Solving the Youth Mental Health Crisis: A Philanthropic Dialogue

Briefing provided to a diverse group of more than 50 philanthropists and their representatives, including individual philanthropists and foundation representatives from national, place-based and community foundations.

group talking

Apr 23, 2023

Report
Voice of the Purchaser Survey on Behavioral Health Report

Only 31% of employers were satisfied with network access for behavioral health services according to a survey of 221 employers that provide health coverage to over 10 million employees and dependents.

couples talking

Apr 1, 2023

Report
Collaborative Care Implementation Costs Across Health Care Systems

Report analyzing CoCM implementation cost data from 10 health systems nationwide that varied in size, U.S. region, and urban or rural setting.