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November 22, 2022

Improving Behavioral Health Care for Youth Through Collaborative Care Expansion

As the first phase of a two-phase project with The Commonwealth Fund to advance the collaborative care model (CoCM) for youth, this white paper provides a national scan of Medicaid programs to understand which states…

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September 1, 2022

Texas Behavioral Health Rankings

Despite their seeming precision, national rankings of states’ mental health service spending and quality are designed and intended to offer comparisons between states to inform future policy efforts. These ratings are not designed to provide…

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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 a series of white 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…

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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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