The high-tech topic was the subject of the Advancing Mental Health Policy: BetterTogether Forum, which brought together psychiatrists, app makers and lawmakers from across the country. Forum panelists urged legislator to make a bigger investment in the emerging minority telehealth and mental health industries. The forum also revealed that health care providers fear that when COVID-19 ends, the national focus on mental health and digital innovation will vanish. Meanwhile, Black technologists note that more research dollars are needed to help them produce mental health apps—not to mention sufficient time to ensure they are high-quality and effective. To learn more about how people are using technology to connect at-risk communities to health care, see “Using Telehealth to Expand to Access to Essential Health Services During the COVID-19-Pandemic.”
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