The Resource Library

Publications

  • Implementation of the 988 Hotline: A Framework for State and Local Systems Planning

    Issue Brief | Publication | October 2021

    988 presents a unique opportunity for the behavioral health system, law enforcement, 911 systems, and other stakeholders to strengthen crisis response capacity and to provide people experiencing a mental health crisis with appropriate support.

  • Effective Behavioral Health Crisis Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    Issue Brief | Publication | July 2021

    Exploring core crisis system components, with specific consideration for the needs of people who are homeless.

  • 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. Fourth in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) "Beyond Beds: Crisis Services," series, this paper highlights states and programs that are demonstrating success in integrating substance use disorders in the three core…

  • 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…

  • 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…