The Vital Role of State Psychiatric Hospitals , July, 2014
Strategies to Enroll Uninsured People with Mental Health Conditions under the Affordable Care Act , January, 2014 (PDF, 263 KB)
Final summary of SAMHSA’s Olmstead Policy Academy , held in September, 2012 in Columbia, Maryland. You may also access the summary, as well as Olmstead Policy Academy presentations and other conference materials, through the Olmstead online community that has been established at BHTalk. If you are not yet a member of BHTalk, please go to www.bhtalk.org and follow the instructions for registration. Once you are registered, you will be able to request membership in the Olmstead Initiative Group.
"The Waterfall Effect: Transformative Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on States", Full Report (PDF 5.1MB - please be patient as this is a very large file)
Press Release (PDF 100KB) , Fact Sheet (PDF 62KB) , Talking Points (PDF 72KB) , Recommendations and Actions (15KB) , and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 98KB) .
In sponsorship with DOJ and SAMHSA, NASMHPD partnered with ASCA, APPA, NASADAD and other key organizations to release a report, Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery , which lays out a framework for reducing the significant number of adults with behavioral health conditions who cycle through the correctional system.
Read NASMHPD publications, including "Too Significant To Fail: The Importance of State Behavioral Health Agencies in the Daily Lives of Americans with Mental Illness, for Their Families, and for Their Communities." and "Reclaiming Lost Decades: The Role of State Behaviorial Healthcare and Primary Care to Improve the Health of People with Serious Mental Illness."
In sponsorship with SAMHSA, NASMHPD and EDC developed a free toolkit to help the one out of every fifteen high school students who attempt suicide each year. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools aims at reducing the risk of suicide among high school students by providing research-based guidelines, screening tools for identifying teenagers at risk and resources for taking appropriate measures to provide help.
Past Commissioner of Alabama, Zelia Baugh, testified before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on the Olmstead Enforcement Update: Using the ADA to Promote Community Integration held June 21, 2012.
View recent NASMHPD webinars, including the webinars on Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma-Informed Practices, Health Homes and Managed Care, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Populations, and Suicide Prevention.