Behavioral Health

The Role of Peer Support in Federally Qualified Health Centers

August 13, 2020

Peer support is increasingly recognized as a critical component of successful recovery from substance use disorder. This brief discusses what peer support is, how it is financed, and how incorporating peer support services into federally qualified health centers can be an especially successful strategy for delivering care to safety-net populations. Examples from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, and Massachusetts are highlighted.Read More »

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Initiatives in Three USAPI Jurisdictions

June 01, 2020

Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in Guam, Palau, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. These jurisdictions are taking innovative steps to reduce hypertension among their populations, though, with strategies focused on holistic, affordable, community-centered programs. This brief outlines these approaches and includes recommendations for other jurisdictions facing similar difficulties and limitations.Read More »

Interconnecting Behavioral and Public Health

October 07, 2019

Responding to behavioral health issues like suicide, adverse childhood experiences, and substance misuse requires collaboration between public health and behavioral health agencies. This brief outlines key considerations for state health departments to keep in mind as they create financing, data, and policy partnerships with behavioral health stakeholders.Read More »

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Primary Prevention

February 25, 2019

This brief highlights examples of primary prevention strategies, including building skills and promoting social norms for positive parenting, strengthening economic supports for families, and providing quality education and enrichment early in life.Read More »

Tobacco 21 Laws Benefit Public Health and Save Lives

February 13, 2019

This infographic illustrates various aspects of Tobacco 21 laws in several jurisdictions, outlining differences in penalties, enforcement provisions, and age-related exemptions.Read More »

Investing in STD Prevention: Making the Case for Your Jurisdiction

November 11, 2018

ASTHO and NCSD jointly released a customizable factsheet that can be used to present outputs from CDC’s STD Prevention Allocation Consequences Estimator in a format that is accessible to decisionmakers, the media, and local audiences. Update this customizable factsheet with your organization’s logo and local data to describe the health impacts of STD program budget changes in your jurisdiction.Read More »

States Work Across Agencies to Inform Opioid Prescribing Practices

November 02, 2018

This brief describes how Pennsylvania and Virginia advanced regulatory measures to address substance use disorder prevention and treatment with a focus on opioid prescribing practices and provider education.Read More »

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