Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders

The Issue

The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment identified mental health and substance use as a top priority in the Grand Traverse region, as well as the full 31-county MiThrive region and determined the top regional healthcare priority to be to ensure a community that provides preventive and accessible mental health and substance abuse services.  Therefore, Munson Healthcare supports federal legislative imitative that further this strategic priority.

What You Can Do

Consider reaching out to your member of Congress and Senators to ask them to support expanding the Excellence in Mental Health Act.

Our Position

  • We support the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (H.R. 1767)
  • This legislation would build on the success of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act, which created a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center pilot program that provided a competitive process for funding for eight states.