What’s Next in Behavioral Health – A Brighter Future for Mental Health Care
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October 7, 2021 12:00 pm ET

What’s Next in Behavioral Health – A Brighter Future for Mental Health Care

The mental health experience can be daunting and lonely with the stigma attached preventing many people from getting the care they need.  With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated mental health issues at an astonishing rate, the need for more accessible care has increased significantly.  This panel explores new approaches to reduce the stigma around mental health and make it easier for people to get the treatment they need. The discussion covers the collaborative care model of integrating mental and physical health as well as the components of a new care model being piloted in select CVS HealthHUB locations in partnership with Minute Clinic.


Cara McNulty

President, Behavioral Health & EAP, CVS | Aetna

Cara oversees a national team that spearheads the development of programs, products and capabilities designed to offer individuals easy access to quality, innovative treatments and meet people along their health care journey while driving engagement and improving health outcomes through an easy and meaningful experience.

Cara is a highly regarded executive leader and population health scientist whose success in driving population well-being outcomes spans the employer, government, payer/provider, start-up and education sectors. She is known for her ability to integrate confirmed health science into practical business models that drive measurable outcomes.

She holds a doctorate in public administration from Hamline University, a Master of Science in applied health science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in community health education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Cara McNulty, DPA

President, Behavioral Health & EAP, Aetna/CVS Health

A healthcare leader for more than three decades, Claire Neely, MD, FAAP, has been instrumental in driving transformational change within healthcare organizations across the healthcare industry throughout her career. Along with her work as a leader, manager and strategist for ICSI and other major healthcare organizations, Claire maintained a thriving pediatric practice for over thirty years. She is known not only for her expertise in managing, influencing and driving continuous quality improvement within healthcare but also for her ability to successfully lead organizations during accelerated periods of dramatic change.

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