The Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition worked overtime throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure access to care and to prevent a disruption of critical behavioral health services during the public health emergency. The group has advocated for increased flexibility in the delivery of treatment via telehealth, worked to address concerns about the short- and long-term viability of Maryland’s community behavioral health provider network, encouraged action to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on Marylanders living and working in congregate settings, and fought to protect funding for critical mental health and substance use programs and services.
- Read the Coalition’s Letter to Maryland’s Congressional Delegation on Funding and Telehealth Services (June 25, 2020)
- Read the Coalition’s Letter to Governor Hogan on Funding for the Behavioral Health Administration (May 21, 2020)
- Read the Joint Letter to Governor Hogan on Funding for Community Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Senior Care Services (May 14, 2020)
- Read the Coalition’s Recommendations to Prevent and Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Congregate Settings (April 14, 2020)
- Read the Coalition’s Letter Regarding the Viability of Maryland’s Community Provider Network (April 2, 2020)