This third report in a series from the National League of Cities focuses on how local leadership addresses the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use and homelessness. This report describes 5 challenges leaders face in creating innovative emergency response or crisis stabilization programs: obtaining sustainable, flexible funding; addressing social determinants of health; overcoming stigma; conducting primary data collection and analysis; and developing facilities and workforce. The report provides examples of ho leaders in local communities have addressed these challenges and concludes with recommendations on how local efforts in these areas could be enhanced and improved.
Funding Source: Arnold Ventures & National League of Cities
The third in a series of reports that feature innovative local programs that address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use and homelessness from the National League of Cities