The Resource Library

Publications

  • Effective Behavioral Health Crisis Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    Issue Brief | Publication | August 2020

    This paper explores issues in the design and implementation of core crisis system components, with specific consideration of the needs of homeless people.

  • Addressing Substance Use in Behavioral Health Crisis Care: A Companion Resource to the SAMHSA Crisis Toolkit

    Issue Brief | Publication | August 2020

    Substance use disorders cannot be an afterthought in our approach to crisis care. F Fourth in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) series "Beyond Beds: Crisis Services," this brief This report highlight states and programs that are demonstrating success integrating substance use disorders in the three…

  • State Strategies to Support Access to SUD Treatment Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Issue Brief | Publication | July 2020

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many governors were looking for ways to strengthen substance use disorder (SUD) provider capacity as part of their comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic. However, the imperative is now greater than ever as providers and states face unprecedented fiscal challenges, and there are increasing…

  • The Role of Permanent Supportive Housing in Determining Psychiatric Inpatient Bed Capacity

    Issue Brief | Publication | November 2018

    Authored by TAC Executive Director Kevin Martone and Senior Consultant Sherry Lerch, this is second in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' 2017 series of ten briefs addressing the question: "What Is the Inpatient Bed Need if you Have a Best Practice Continuum of Care?" The…

  • Using Medicaid in Supportive Housing

    Issue Brief | Publication | April 2016

    There is growing recognition that stable, affordable housing plays a critical role in supporting individuals' recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. Behavioral health care leaders in several states are finding that Medicaid can be a cost-effective resource to finance and deliver some of the flexible services and…

  • Housing Choice Vouchers Targeted to Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities – Another Tool to Help End Homelessness

    Publication | December 2014

    Over the past decades, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded almost 55,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers specifically targeted to non-elderly people with disabilities to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) across the nation. Given the high number of people who experience homelessness with disabilities, these…