Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems
IMPH will hold a press conference to present recommendations to transform behavioral health systems in South Carolina on Wednesday, May 6th at 11 am in the lobby of the South Carolina State House. The report is the product of over 18 months of work by the Behavioral Health Taskforce, a statewide group of over sixty public and private behavioral health providers, researchers and advocates. IMPH convened these stakeholders to identify the most significant challenges in our behavioral health systems and provide actionable, evidence-based and cost-effective strategies to provide better care and access to behavioral health services for residents of South Carolina. Chaired by the Executive Director of IMPH, Kester S. Freeman, Jr., the taskforce created a bold vision for behavioral health in South Carolina. The vision depicts a future in which all residents of South Carolina will have equal access to behavioral health services regardless of their individual means or where they live in the state. The result of this vision was the development of actionable recommendations that outline a collective approach for transforming South Carolina’s behavioral health systems.