Spotlight: Judy Rudin on NY1
ICL President and CEO Jody Rudin sat down with NY1 Inside City Hall host Errol Louis to discuss Governor Hochul’s $1 billion plan to expand and improve access to mental health care in New York State.
Governor Hochul’s executive budget calls for a long-term investments New York's continuum of mental health care and proposes funding to develop new residential units, increase operational capacity for inpatient psychiatric treatment, expand outpatient services, improve post-discharge connections to services by creating care coordination teams, and expand mental health services in schools.
“This is a transformational plan that really has the potential to take us from a fragmented system of care to an integrated and comprehensive one by investing in community-based trauma-informed services that we know work,” said Jody.
Significant investments in mental health services are needed to address the mental health crisis, Jody said, and the Governor’s plan invests in the right places to provide a continuum of evidence-based programs, from prevention to permanency.
Jody also thanked the many human service workers, including the staff at ICL, who show up every day and walk alongside the people ICL serves, no matter how challenging that journey gets.
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