Policy Research

October 30, 2020

Collaborative Care Policy Background

The collaborative care model (CoCM) is a proven tool to detect and prevent suicide and overdose in primary care before they become crises. Unfortunately, less than one in twenty Americans can currently access it. CoCM…

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August 17, 2020

CoCM & MAT to Prevent COVID-Related Suicide & Overdose Deaths (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 3)

In April, MMHPI began releasing a series of white papers analyzing the potential effects of a COVID-19 recession on rates of suicide and substance use disorder among the general population and among veterans. In those,…

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June 15, 2020

Impacts of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession on MHSUD in Veterans (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 2)

In our first in the series of papers on the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute sought to examine and project the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and…

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May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Federal Appropriations Summary

By early May 2020, Congress passed four bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Substantial funds will flow to health care providers, either directly or through state/local governments. This white paper provides health care related…

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April 21, 2020

Effects of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 1)

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) issued the first in a series of white papers analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which focused on how an economic recession could…

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March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Jail Diversion Prioritization & Admission Protocol Considerations

In response to numerous requests from Texas counties for guidance on the operation of jails during a pandemic, the Justice Policy Team at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) developed a March 24, 2020…

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March 23, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment & the Behavioral Health Workforce

The scarcity of coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a concern for health care providers across the United States, and that definitely includes the many people who provide in-person services related to severe mental…

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February 15, 2020

Multisystemic Therapy for Texas Youth

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a proven family- and community-based treatment for at-risk youth with intensive needs and their families. It has proven most effective for treating youth who have committed violent offenses, have serious mental…

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February 1, 2020

Mental Illness & Violence

In the aftermath of mass violence and the furor of the 24-hour news cycle, the words “mental illness” are often used to try to explain a perpetrator’s actions. In many cases, the assumption that mental…

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