Proactive mental health care reduces preventable hospitalizations

Community health services can play a role in promoting both mental and physical health, especially by offering ongoing care to patients with mental disorders. A group of researchers tested how one such resource, local health departments, might affect outcomes for people with chronic physical health conditions and coexisting mental disorders. They found that communities with local health departments that promote and provide mental health care have lower rates of preventable hospitalizations. http://bit.ly/2p91rSw

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