The Resource Library

Publications

  • Federal Policy Recommendations to Support State Implementation of Medicaid-Funded Mobile Crisis Programs

    Issue Brief | Publication | January 2022

    In the context of new federal funding policies and the upcoming launch of the 988 behavioral health crisis line, this brief identifies important issues in mobile crisis implementation and describes ways that federal agencies can support state and local efforts.

  • Mobile Crisis Teams: A State Planning Guide for Medicaid-Financed Crisis Response Services

    Manual | Publication | January 2022

    A review of new federal requirements and funding opportunities related to community-based mobile crisis intervention services.

  • 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.

  • Olmstead at 20: Using the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness

    Report | Publication | February 2020

    Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's 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, or large board and care facilities. Yet for far too many people with mental illness who end up…

  • The Role State Mental Health Authorities Can Play in Delivery of Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health Care for People with Serious Mental Illness, including those with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders

    | Publication | November 2018

    Authored by TAC Senior Consultant Sherry Lerch, this working paper is part of a series compiled by the Technical Assistance Coalition of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, addressing the question: "What Is the Inpatient Bed Need if You Have a Best Practice Continuum of Care?"   The…

  • 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…