Media Statement by Dr. Nancy Norman, Medical Director of Integration, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership/Beacon Health Options on the Promote Prevent Commission Report

Background

The Massachusetts Special Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Upstream Prevention (Promote Prevent Commission) was tasked with investigating “evidence-based practices, programs and systems to prevent behavioral health disorders and promote behavioral health across the Commonwealth. The Promote Prevent Commission released its report Thursday, April 5. Beacon Health Options served on the Commission.

Statement

Too often in our health care system, prevention and the promotion of wellness are phrases not connected to behavioral health. Our Promote Prevent commission has, and will hopefully continue to, change that paradigm.