Value of Peers

This presentation slide deck briefly reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of peer support specialists who provide mental health, substance use disorder, and family and caregiver support. Continue reading

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This reports provides a summary of key findings from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health which measures national indicators of substance use and mental health among noninstitutionalized individuals 12 and older. The national indicators focus on tobacco use, alcohol use, kratom use, illicit drug use, initiation of substance use, perceived risk from substance use, substance use disorders, major depressive episodes, any mental illness, serious mental illness, co-occurring major depressive episode and substance use disorder, and perceived recovery.

Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Data Sources and Data-Linking Strategies to Support Research to Address the Opioid Crisis: Final Report

A comprehensive report on strategies to use data to inform policies to address the opioid crisis from the Rand Corporation. The report includes a review of national opioid policy priorities, reviews existing research and commonly used data sources to support these policy priorities, categorizes and describes existing data sources, and describes challenges to using data to address opioid-related issues along with strategies to address these challenges. Continue reading

Use of Medicaid Data Sources to Identify and Manage Patients and Providers with Problematic Opioid Behavior

This report examines how 6 state Medicaid agencies have used data to develop strategies to address the opioid crisis. The report describes how states use data from medical and pharmacy claims, prescription drug monitoring projects (PDMPS), health information exchanges (HIE) and admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) databases to identify providers and patients with problematic opioid-related behaviors and what they do to address these behaviors. Case studies of initiatives in South Dakota, Minnesota and Tennessee are featured. Continue reading