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  • The Blue Ridge Academic Health Group studies and reports on issues of fundamental importance to improving our health care system, with special focus on the role of the academic health center (AHC).
  • Current co-chairs of the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group include Jonathan S. Lewin and Jeffrey R. Balser.
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Report 24 | Winter 2019-2020
The Behavioral Health Crisis: A Road Map for Academic Health Center Leadership in Healing Our Nation

The need for mental health services is growing, but there is a shortage of trained health care professionals, severe deficiency in inpatient/facility capacity, inadequate reimbursement, and a variety of other barriers that make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to access appropriate care in a timely manner. 

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