Technical Assistance Coalition
What is the Coalition?
The Coalition, created by SAMHSA, impacts thousands of Americans by delivering web-based training and technical assistance on a range of policy issues to multiple stakeholders in state and local behavioral health systems centered on promoting/enhancing the Mental Health Block Grant.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law; Mental Health America; National Alliance on Mental Illness; National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors; National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery; National Council for Behavioral Health; National Disability Rights Network; and National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
- The $41 billion public mental health service delivery system, including the State Mental Health Authorities and the Planning Councils in all 50 states and territories, which serve 7.5 million people annually.
- 2,250 community-based mental health and addiction treatment organizations, encompassing 51 associations in 46 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 8 million low-income children, adults, and families annually.
- The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) in every state and territory serving over 493,000 individuals annually.
- Over 500,000 consumers, families, and mental health advocates in 1,300+ local and state affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Coalition Assessment Papers:
2016: Working Papers
- Clozapine Underutilization: Addressing the Barriers
- Innovative Uses of Tecnology to Address the Needs of Justice-Involved Persons with Behavioral Health Issues
- Technology and Human Trafficking
- State Behavioral Health Authorities' Use of Performance Measurement Systems
- Promoting Young Adult Mental Health Through Electronic and Mobile Health Technologies
- Improving Community Options for Older Adults
- Integrating Behavioral Health into Accountable Care Organizations: Challenges, Successes, and Failures at the Federal and State Levels
- Promising and Emerging Approaches and Innovations for Crisis Intervention for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind
- 2016 Compiliation of State Behavioral Health Patient Treatment Privacy and Disclosure Laws and Regulations
- Pillars of Peer Support: Peer Specialist Supervision
- NASMHPD State Survey on Medicaid Funding for Housing Support and Services
- Care Transition Interventions to Reduce Psychiatric Re-Hospitalizations
- Partnering with Tribal Governments to Meet the Mental Health Needs of American Indian/Alaska Native Consumers
- Being Seen! : Establishing Deaf to Deaf Peer Support Services and Training
- Olmstead Risk Assessment and Planning Checklist
- The Role of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care: How Partnerships with States Can Achieve Shared Goals
- Serving Youth with Co-Occurring Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
- The Un-coordinated Costs of Behavioral and Primary Health Care: An Analysis of State Studies
- Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems: Identifying New Opportunities for Information Exchange
- Enhancing the Peer Provider Workforce: Recruitment, Supervision and Retention
- Applying Medicaid Flexibility to Improve State Design of Benefits to Meet Significant Behavioral Health Needs of Young People
- Forensic Mental Health Services in the United States: 2014
- The Impact of the Older Adult Mental Health Workforce Shortage on the Public Mental Health System
- Delivering Behavioral Health Services in the Community
- A Series of Three Parity Checklists for State Mental Health Authorities: Contemplation, Implementation, and Full Implementation
- Parity Implementation: A State Best Practices Guide
- Mental Health Block Grant 101
- Financing the Integration of Behavioral Health: Three Cases Studies: Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia
- State Mental Health Agency Revenues, State Fiscal Year 2013
- State Mental Health Agency-Controlled Expenditures for Mental Health Services, State Fiscal Year 2013
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