Bamboo Health’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Nishi Rawat, addresses the need for improved care coordination and the challenges with mental healthcare today.
According to NAMI, roughly 32% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced substance use disorder in 2020.
With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Bamboo Health wants to share how we are making a difference and improving care coordination as health issues continue to rise. This is highly important, now more than ever, especially as the July 988 deadline approaches.
Dr. Rawat recently sat down with the Prophet’s Healthcare Transformers podcast to discuss a range of subjects, including how Bamboo Health is addressing the care coordination of those who suffer from SUD and mental health as well as the 988 initiative and how we are partnering to help states implement their behavioral health crisis response.
We find ourselves in the midst of twin epidemics right now. On the one hand, we are faced with a worsening opioid epidemic, with the number of overdose deaths from substance use at a historic high. And then we’re also faced with a mental health epidemic driven, fueled by, the pandemic.Dr. Nishi Rawat