The Church Alliance files a response to Request for Information on Behavioral Health and Telemedicine for the Workforce (November 1, 2021)

Health Care

The Church Alliance responded to a Request for Information from the Senate Committee on Finance on strengthening the behavioral health of the workforce and expanding telemedicine. In the letter the Church Alliance discussed the impacts on behavioral health that faith leaders experience due to their profession. The challenges of providing behavioral health services in-network in rural areas was also discussed, and the Church Alliance gave its support to expanding telehealth services to help meet this need and provide continuity of care for faith leaders who move from call to call.