Governor Roy Cooper released his budget proposal for the 2023-2025 fiscal years on Wednesday, March 15. Titled “First in Opportunity,” the budget proposal includes a $1 billion plan through the Improve Health Outcomes for People Everywhere fund, or “IHOPE.” The plan focuses on improving access to mental health services, building community supports for people in crisis, and using data and technology to improve health access and outcomes. Read the full budget proposal here.