Behavioral Health

Cross-Agency Approaches to Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment: National Recommendations

March 20, 2019

States across the country are aligning policies, funding, staffing, and data across agencies to more effectively an efficiently utilize resources to meet the needs of people living with or at risk of developing substance use disorder (SUD). In 2018, ASTHO and the National Academy for State Health Policy convened a group of Medicaid and public health leaders to showcase strategies they have pursued to work more effectively across agencies, as well as develop recommendations for other interested states. This report highlights recommendations for structuring and advancing cross-agency approaches to SUD prevention and treatment.Read More »

Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response Activities at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival

December 21, 2018

The findings in this report focus on the initial 24‐36 hours after the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival and present information about current and long-term recovery efforts and recommendations for other communities and the nation. This report also highlights challenges and successes concerning activities carried out through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program.Read More »

Sexual Violence Prevention: Legislation Scan

December 09, 2018

This report examines adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and housing stability legislation during the 2018 session. While not expressly focused on sexual violence, innovative solutions to address ACEs and housing stability may strengthen primary prevention of sexual violence because they target risk and protective factors that are common across these issues.Read More »

Behavioral and Public Health Interconnection

December 06, 2018

Interconnecting behavioral and public health systems is essential to addressing the upstream factors of behavioral health issues including substance misuse and mental health. This meeting report outlines recommendations from public health leaders in connecting behavioral and public health systems through partnerships, financing, data and policy.Read More »

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