Positive changes driven by holistic approaches to drug use interventions on overall health

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, which highlights the need for continued efforts to combat stigma and support those facing behavioral health issues. It is significant to note that one in five adults experience a mental illness each year, but less than half receive adequate treatment. Furthermore, substance use disorders continue to increase annually.

As one of the largest managed care organizations in the country, Centene is committed to providing equitable access and culturally humble treatment for all with the aim of making a positive difference in the communities it serves.

Centene’s Health Assistance, Linkage, and Outreach (HALO)™ program utilizes evidence-based predictive modeling to identify members at risk of developing substance use disorders to prevent the exacerbation of symptoms and expand care options. A whole-health approach to substance use interventions allows care managers to leverage enhanced screening to inform treatment recommendations for optimal outcomes.

The HALO program also considers the physical, mental, and environmental needs that may trigger drug use and facilitates early identification of comorbid health conditions while coordinating care.

At Centene, evidence-based clinical programs, community partnerships, and a commitment to health and education make for a comprehensive approach to mental health care. To learn more about their efforts to overcome barriers to mental health treatment, please check out their Impact Brief linked below.

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