Epidemics Within the Pandemic: Shifting Priorities and Opportunities for Addressing Opioid and Mental Health Crises During Covid-19

May 06, 2021

Deaths by suicide and by substance use disorders have reached epidemic proportions, creating the tragic “perfect storm” of epidemics within a pandemic. A survey conducted by PRECISIONvalue of population health priorities among health systems and health plans since the onset of Covid-19 suggests that while mental health conditions have risen in priority, opioid use disorders have become alarmingly deprioritized.