Ask the Executive Appropriations Subcommittee to prioritize funding for mental health with HB 32!
In Sept 2019, the Kem C. Gardner Institute and Utah Hospital Association issued a joint report on Utah’s Mental Health System which showed that, while over 100,000 Utahns have a serious mental illness, Utah is last in the nation for mental health services. Increasing the number of residencies is a critical component in addressing the upstream problems in Utah related to behavioral health care and, ultimately, the state’s high suicide rate.
HB 32 by Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) seeks to expand mental health services in Utah to help address mental health issues in our state. The Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee has prioritized funding for this bill. It is now up to the Executive Appropriations Committee to provide the funding needed to make necessary investments in mental health. This committee is scheduled to finalize funding decisions by the end of the day on Friday.
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