Encompassing mental health conditions and substance use disorders, behavioral health is a key component of whole health. At Anthem, we believe a comprehensive approach is needed to address the behavioral health needs of our communities.
Wendy Farmer on Compassionately and Effectively Responding to Behavioral Health Crises
Crisis Solutions Leader Wendy Farmer discusses how behavioral health crises are currently addressed and the importance of developing crisis systems to reduce stigma, provide effective behavior health crisis interventions, and improve the health of communities.
Dr. Charma Dudley on Reducing Health Disparties Through Culturally Competent Care
Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services Dr. Charma Dudley discusses the ways in which disparities in access, awareness and treatment affect behavioral health outcomes for diverse populations and how Anthem is increasing cultural competency among providers to address members’ whole health.
Dr. Jessica Chaudhary on Covid-19, Behavioral Health, and an Alarming Rise In Suicide
Medical Director Dr. Jessica Chaudhary discusses the alarming rise in suicide ideation, the behavioral health conditions that put people at greater risk, and the connection between public health crises and whole health.