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CASE STUDY — Expand Screening Access to Behavioral Health

Nearly one in five adults in the United States has a mental health condition, and it’s estimated that 8.1 percent of Americans over age 20 suffer from depression, the most common mental health condition in the U.S.

Mental health conditions have been linked to increased risk of chronic medical conditions.6,7 Left untreated, depression can lead to serious health risks, including suicide. And yet, only 41 percent of Americans with a condition seek mental health treatment.

Recognizing these challenges, community health plans HealthPartners and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin have taken steps to expand screening and access to behavioral health treatment.

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