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National parity study finds persistent, pervasive barriers to mental health care in Oklahoma, U.S.

The report found that Oklahomans must go out-of-network for behavioral health care far more often than they do for physical health care — 55% more often for office visits, where most behavioral health care is provided, and even greater disparities exist at higher levels of care.

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Healthy Minds Update
Opioid Abatement
Substance Use

Healthy Minds partners with Oklahoma Attorney General’s office to guide opioid abatement strategy

As part of its partnership with the attorney general’s office, Healthy Minds’ experts are hosting regular office hours and educational webinars to address applicants’ questions as they craft their grant applications.

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Behavioral health workforce investment would create more than 500 jobs, generate $1.8 billion in taxpayer benefits

Together over the course of their careers, the professionals funded by these initiatives would allow more than 1.4 million more Oklahomans to access mental health treatment.

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Healthy Minds Update

New mental health laws take effect in Oklahoma, expanding access to care

Two of the bills were born out of Healthy Minds’ 2023 study examining barriers to accessing mental health and substance use treatment through commercial insurance networks.

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Healthy Minds Update

Healthy Minds' community initiatives coordinator selected for Young Innovators in Behavioral Health Award

Audra Brulc was among 30 professionals selected for the inaugural Young Innovators in Behavioral Health Awards program.

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Youth & Schools

Tulsa receives nearly $13 million in federal grants to expand mental health services for children and youth

Taken together, the grants are the largest amount of competitive federal funding for children’s mental health ever directed to the Tulsa community.

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