Quartet Health Congratulates President-elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris; Encourages the Biden Administration to Advance Mental Health Care Policies

November 13, 2020

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November 12, 2020

 

NEW YORK, NY — Quartet Health, a platform that makes it easier for people to get the best mental health care for them, looks forward to working with the Biden Administration to prioritize mental health care for Americans and institute policies that help more people get the care they need. Quartet is working to improve the lives of people with mental health conditions by reaching people who need care, connecting them to the right care, tracking their quality of care, and making sure people are supported on their care journeys.

 

“We’ve got a long way to go until everyone with a mental health condition can easily get the care they need, and we look forward to working with the Biden Administration to make that vision a reality,”  said David Wennberg, MD, MPH, CEO of Quartet.  “At Quartet, we’re committed to helping people around the country get the right mental health care for their needs. We know that people desperately need easier access to mental health care now more than ever, and we urge the federal government to help.”

 

In the wake of COVID-19, mental health needs are skyrocketing. It was difficult for people to access mental health care even before the pandemic, and the psychological pressures that Covid-19 has brought — isolation and physical distancing, fast-rising unemployment and economic loss — have triggered what amounts to a secondary pandemic for millions of Americans. 

 

The current mental health system simply doesn’t work. Mental health care is difficult to access, separated from the rest of health care, not consistently high-quality, and often transactional. To drive real change and help people easily get the mental health care they need even after the pandemic, Quartet encourages the Biden Administration to invest in three important areas: 

 

  • Integrating mental and physical health care, since treating a person’s whole health is critical to helping them get — and stay — healthy over their lifetime.
  • Improving access to mental health care that meets people where they are with the best care options for them.
  • Improving the quality of mental health care to ensure people’s health improves and mental health providers are rewarded with better pay for delivering great care.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Catherine Lozada

press@quartethealth.com

 

 

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About Quartet

Quartet is a platform that makes it easier for people to get the best mental health care for them. Our technology and services reach people who need care, connect them to the right care, track the quality of their care, and support their care journeys. Backed by $160.5MM in venture funding from top investors like Oak HC/FT, GV (formerly Google Ventures), F-Prime Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, Deerfield Management, Centene Corporation, and Echo Health Ventures, Quartet partners with health insurance plans and health systems in 32 states across the country to help people get the care they need.

 

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