Colorado’s OBH has funded 25 counties to implement co-responder teams of officers and behavioral health professionals beginning in 2018. This evaluation of the first 2 years of the program uses the RE-AIM evaluation framework which looks 5 aspects of the program: reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance.
The Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS) program provides individualized treatment plans, supervision, and judicial oversight to individuals with a demonstrated need for mental health or substance use disorder treatment but do not qualify for inclusion in a drug court program.
This resource describes the core elements of co-responder models that pair law enforcement with behavioral health providers to address individuals in crisis and the benefits of these models compared to law enforcement only response models.
This resource describes successful models states and localities have put into use to address mental health, substance use, homelessness and children’s services in order to reduce law enforcement involvement.
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)’s mission is to eliminate disparities in behavioral health care by building a national network of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and sexual minority communities and organizations to promote policies, practices, standards and research.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) website on behavioral health equity for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities provides information about federal programs and initiatives designed for these populations, reports and issue briefs, and links to SAMHSA data projects and relevant external resources. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) website for behavioral health equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander individuals and communities provides information about federal programs and initiatives designed for these populations, reports and issue briefs, and links to SAMHSA data projects and relevant external resources.
This report provides a comprehensive review of recent research about the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on substance use and people who use drugs (PWUD) as well as information from key informant interviews with 21 staff members from harm reduction organizations in the United States about the experiences of PWUD and their service providers during this pandemic.
This resource links to 2 free trainings on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) interventions for dental and healthcare providers offered by HealthEKnowledge.
This briefing paper from the Justice Center at the Council of State Governments provides implementation guidelines for creating specialized supervision caseloads for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder conditions.