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.

  • 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…

  • Review of State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Report | Publication | July 2019

    This report is intended to support state Medicaid agencies and payers in improving access to substance use disorder treatment, with a special focus on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. With support from Arnold Ventures, TAC and partners conducted a review of state activities that have significantly increased…

  • Leveraging Medicaid to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: How Leader States and Health Plans Deliver Evidence-Based Treatment

    Media | Publication | June 2019

    In "State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment," TAC and its partners reported on approaches successfully taken by states to increase both the number of providers delivering medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services to people with opioid use disorder, and, more importantly, the number of individuals receiving MAT. In this Health Affairs…

  • State Approaches to Developing the Residential Treatment Continuum for Substance Use Disorders

    Report | Publication | March 2019

    Learn how state Medicaid agencies are taking action to expand the continuum of care available to Medicaid recipients with substance use disorders - and how they are meeting the challenges that come with this newly expanded coverage. With the support of Arnold Ventures, TAC conducted interviews in five states…

  • Exploring Value-Based Payment to Encourage Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care

    Report | Publication | June 2018

    Expanding the capacity and ability of primary care providers to assess and treat substance use disorders is critical. With support from the Melville Charitable Trust, TAC and the Center for Health Care Strategies conducted interviews with stakeholders to understand how value-based payment (VBP) levers can be used to encourage…