Payers & Providers
Patients & Caregivers

How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

Source: American Psychiatric Association & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 1-page guide prepares patients for a video telehealth appointment with a behavioral health provider. The guide lists 4 steps to take before the day of the appointment, 2 steps to take on the day of the appointment, and brief guidance on beginning the video session.

Document
Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers

Pain in the Nation

Source: Trust for America's Health & Well Being Trust

This issue brief discusses the current public health crises of drug overdoses, alcohol use, and suicides in the U.S.

External Website
Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers

The Native Center for Behavioral Health

Source: University of Iowa College of Public Health

The website for the Native Center for Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health provides information about and links to the projects managed by the Center, including the National American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Addiction Technology Transfer Center, the AI/AN Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, and the AI/AN Prevention Technology Transfer Center.

External Website
Policymakers & Community Leaders

A Guidebook to Reimagining America’s Crisis Response System: A Decision-Making Framework for Responding to Vulnerable Populations

Source: ABT Associates & Arnold Ventures

This guidebook is targeted to policymakers and emergency response agencies who are considering implementing or expanding crisis response programs in their communities. Crisis response programs are an option for diverting individuals experiencing a crisis from substance use, mental health, or homelessness from the criminal justice system to services.

Document
Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers
Patients & Caregivers

Family, Parent, and Caregiver Peer Support in Behavioral Health

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 2-pager provides an overview of peer specialist services for families, parents, and caregivers supporting children and youth receiving mental health or substance use disorder services.

Document
Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers

Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 7 page document describes the core competencies for peer workers in behavioral health services. It provides background information on peer services and recovery and defines 12 core competencies for peer support specialists:

Document