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.

  • 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…

  • Strategies for Creating Integrated Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities

    Issue Brief | Publication | June 2013

    Securing appropriate housing options for Money Follows the Person (MFP) participants has historically been a challenge for MFP Programs. This brief - developed by TAC as part of the Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Project, a collaboration of the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)…