Bringing a Whole Health Approach to Behavioral Healthcare

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.

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Health equity is a key driver of mental and physical well-being. Yet, some communities continue to disproportionately face barriers to access quality, culturally-competent mental healthcare. At Anthem, we’re supporting the necessary changes being made to telehealth policies that reduce health disparities and better connect our consumers with the care they need to improve and sustain their mental health.

State of the Nation's Mental Health Report
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Anthem is committed to using data and listening to those on the front lines of behavioral healthcare to gain a deeper understanding of those we serve. As part of this commitment, we developed an inaugural report to analyze more than 27 million healthcare claims and results from our nationwide clinician survey.


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News-Medical, 08-26-2021

In recent years, there has been an increased awareness of what mental health is and how it can be addressed in order to reduce its stigmatization. These strategies will be vital to tackling mental health going forward, improving the rates at which people seek out help, and increasing the efficacy of treatment. Here, we discuss...

Axios, 08-16-2021

Employees’ mental health is quickly becoming a top concern for companies as they try to hold on to workers through the pandemic.

VeryWell Health, 08-16-2021

A year and a half after the beginning of the pandemic, we are once again seeing surges in COVID-related cases, largely due to the highly contagious Delta variant.

Vox, 08-16-2021

Nurses were struggling even before the pandemic. We have the tools to change that.

The Washington Post, 08-14-2021

From June of last year to late this past spring, an average of five children a week were being admitted to the medical school’s teaching hospital at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., after overdosing on medications such as acetaminophen, opiates, antidepressants and even Ritalin.

CNN, 08-09-2021

Since coronavirus shuttered the world in the early months of 2020, the financial impact has taken a significant — and often invisible — toll.

CNN, 07-22-2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bailey Lynn and her friends often talked about the toll the virus has taken. Still, the high school senior was surprised recently by the results of a survey she created to assess her classmates’ mental health during the pandemic: Only a quarter who said they thought they needed a therapist had...

HealthLeaders, 07-20-2021

Latinos were the most engaged in using remote mental health services during the height of the pandemic in 2020, according to a new analysis commissioned by Anthem Inc.

mHealthIntelligence, 07-16-2021

An Anthem analysis of telehealth use for mental health services during the pandemic finds that Hispanic and Latino members were the highest users, while black members were far less likely to seek virtual care.