Improving Access to Mental Health Services

Senator Smith had two bipartisan mental health care bills signed into law as part of the 2022 government funding bill. The Improving Access to Behavioral Health Integration Act provides funding for primary care practices to implement evidence-based programs to integrate mental health care into primary care. The Native Behavioral Health Resources law establishes grants for Tribal governments, Tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and Tribal health programs to receive funds for culturally competent mental and behavioral health services for Native Americans.