NAMI Presents 10-Year Forecast Of Mental Health Care Trends
For Immediate Release, February 23, 2000
Contacts: Anne-Marie Chace 703-516-0690
Bob Carolla (703) 516-7963
Arlington, VA - At a briefing today hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Laurie Flynn, executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) outlined the most important factors for change in health care for the next decade and discussed key trends in the area of mental health care.
Flynn's remarks accompanied release of a landmark study, Health & Healthcare 2000: The Forecast, The Challenge, prepared by the Institute for the Future. Other presenters included Charles N. (Chip) Kahn III; president of the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA); Gail Warden, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System; and Molly Mettler, senior vice-president of Healthwise, Inc.
"No area of health care will see more change in the next decade than mental health," Flynn noted. The "three biggest drivers of change" in health care are science and research; the information revolution; and consumerism. Key trends in mental health care include:
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