Substance Misuse/Opioids

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 »

The Role of State Health Leaders in Addressing Substance Use Disorders Among Women, Infants, and Families

December 20, 2018

This report highlights six public health approaches for addressing the rising incidence of SUD and NAS and draws out the critical role that state health leaders play in each.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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