Mental health care in the news

From local news to global conversations and groundbreaking research, health care is constantly evolving and highly covered in the media. Here, we share the latest news and trends – and how they drive our work to best serve our communities and members.

A recent article in Forbes predicts that employers will increasingly prioritize the mental health of their employees by leaning on workforce mental health programs. Experts argue this heightened focus spurs from a more widespread acceptance that investing in the mental health of employees is also a business investment over time. The landscape of available workforce mental health programs will continue to expand in 2024, but experts predict the ones that follow trends of cultural competence and family-centered care will yield the best results for employers and employees.

As an employer, we at Point32Health recognize the importance of providing benefits and programs for colleagues that recognize diversity and support the whole family. In a collaboration with Wellthy, Point32Health colleagues and eligible members of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, both Point32Health companies, receive a wide array of services aimed at reducing stress for caregivers and improving mental health. We also encourage colleagues to be proactive about mental and physical health with programs like Living Well, which consists of virtual workshops, health coaching, community activities and wellness incentives. Living Well is also available for free to members and non-members alike.

Our family of companies aim to provide point solutions to members through comprehensive mental health coverage offerings. Last year, offerings with Ovia Health, a digital health platform that supports parents and women, were expanded to support the physical and mental health of caregivers. Members have access to online behavioral health resources and commercial members have access to the recently insourced behavioral health program at Point32Health. This allows for behavioral and medical health care to collaborate and provide the most effective, seamless and comprehensive care possible.