May 20, 2020
34: Mental Health Policy in the Era of COVID-19
Matthew Goldman, M.D., M.S., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss the significant changes in mental health policy prompted by the COVID-19 crisis across five major areas: legislation, regulation, financing, accountability, and workforce development. Special considerations for mental health policy are discussed, including social determinants of health, innovative technologies, and research and evaluation.
The article was authored by the members of the Psychiatric Services Policy Advisory Group, which aims to guide the journal on how to maximize its relevance and impact on mental health policy.
* Dr. Goldman's research interests, and how his responsibilities have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic [3:29]
* What is mental health policy, and how is policy evolving during the pandemic? [6:35]
* Differences between legislative and regulatory frameworks [9:13]
* Discussion of changes involving financing, accountability, and workforce development [14:14]
* Discussion of cha…