The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes to improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Mental Health In the News
The purpose of this infrastructure program is to provide tribal and Urban Indian communities with the tools and resources to plan and develop a community-based, coordinated system of care model for the mental health and wellness of children, youth, and families.
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is seeking proposals from organizations with ideas for evaluating addiction treatment programs and strategies for people with opioid use disorders.
A two-day summit bringing together teams of criminal justice and behavioral health professionals in U.S. communities of all sizes kicked off Monday as part of a national initiative to address the mental health crisis in our nation’s jails.
Congressional leaders committed to improving mental health services and public safety joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today for a briefing on the new wave of national efforts to reduce the overwhelming number of people with mental disorders cycling through U.S. jails.
The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce re-offense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and substance abuse disorders.
Nationwide, 16 state prison systems have no formal procedure to enroll prisoners in Medicaid as they reenter the community, according to a survey by The Marshall Project. Nine states have only small programs in select facilities or for limited groups of prisoners, like those with disabilities. These 25 states collectively release some 375,000 inmates each year.
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Fred Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act, which has been rightly hailed as a game-changer for medical innovation and patient empowerment. What is less well known, but equally pioneering, is the bill’s approach to mental health reform.
In a randomized control trial looking at 200 recently released prisoners in San Francisco, it was found that bringing that population to see doctors significantly reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations. That lessens the strain on emergency departments, and the cost burden that emergency treatment puts on the health care system.