States around the country are aligning policies, funding, staffing, and data across agencies to more effectively and efficiently utilize resources to meet the needs of people living with or at risk of developing substance use disorder (SUD). In 2018, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened the Cross-Agency Leaders Roundtable—a group of 10 Medicaid and public health officials—to develop recommendations that showcase how public health and Medicaid agencies can engage in effective cross-agency work to advance their collective goals of preventing and treating SUD. These four recommendations are presented in this report.
Funding source: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Recommendations to enhance state agency collaboration on substance use disorder prevention and treatment