This is How the City Must Tackle Behavioral Health Needs with the American Rescue Plan Money
April 14, 2021
"Addressing the behavioral health needs of all Philadelphians will require robust, cross-sector interventions across a spectrum of health promotion, prevention and early intervention, treatment, and maintenance," says guest columnist Joe Pyle.
Anti-poverty efforts, which will likely see an additional funding boost through federal and state dollars for programs like rental assistance and SNAP benefits, can also be bolstered by interventions that provide mental health support. Programs like the Building Wealth and Health Network can be a roadmap for ensuring that financial benefits are coupled with supports that address the emotional stressors associated with living in poverty.