Connect2HealthFCC Beyond the Beltway Series: Texas


  1. On May 18, the FCC's Connect2Health Task Force joined the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute to host "Broadband Prescriptions for Mental Health," a policy conference that explored how connected environments can help improve mental and behavioral health.
  2. The National Institute on Mental Health reports that one in five American adults experience a mental illness in any given year, but only about 40% of those people access mental health services. Similarly, the Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that more than 80 million Americans live in areas with a shortage of mental health professionals. Connected health technologies are increasingly part of the solution, especially in rural and underserved areas, allowing consumers to receive the care they need, when and where they need it.