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  • October 2, 2019

    News, Resources, & Happenings at TAC – October 2019

    Affordable Housing | Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    An international mental health leadership exchange and a learning collaborative on housing and hospitals both offer valuable opportunities for peer-to-peer education.

  • September 4, 2019

    Olmstead at 20 — Using the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness

    Olmstead & Community Integration | Blog Post

    Thanks to the historic Olmstead decision 20 years ago, many more people with mental illness now live in integrated, community-based settings rather than in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, and large board and care facilities. Yet for far too many…

  • June 19, 2019

    News, Resources, & Happenings at TAC – June 2019

    Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    Challenges and solutions for rural mental health care - and helping states expand access to a full range of addiction treatment.

  • May 1, 2019

    Delivering Patient-Centered Care in the Context of Twelve-Step Programming

    Mental Health & Substance Use | Blog Post

    There are fundamental reasons that patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) should be offered access to medications approved to treat their condition. For one, the evidence base is compelling: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) improves patients’ quality of life; reduces substance misuse; and…