This Month's Feature

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Westat assesses the impact of behavioral health issues and how to address those challenges.

Systems of Care: How Do They Help Youth with Mental Health Needs?

Twenty percent of youth under age 18 have had a serious mental health condition. Eleven percent of children have significant functional impairments that limit their typical daily activities. To get help, caregivers often have to navigate multiple child-serving systems. SAMHSA grant programs are intended to make responsive systems of care more widely available. Are those programs working as intended? Westat is evaluating this concern.

Innovative App to Help with Stress

Depressed? Anxious? Having negative thoughts or feelings? There's relief right at your fingertips with a new mobile app developed by Westat for the Center for Mental Health Services. It's an innovative resource for coping with challenging and stressful situations.

Investigating How Medicaid-Managed Plans Coordinate Behavioral Treatments

Have Medicaid-managed care plans developed innovative approaches to coordinating care for people with chronic physical illnesses and behavioral health conditions? Westat will investigate the issue and report on our findings.


Surveying Minnesotans About Substance Use and Mental Health Issues


Westat will conduct a statewide telephone survey of Minnesota adults to collect data about substance use and mental health. The data will help to determine treatment needs for substance use and mental health disorders.

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National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Draws Westat Research


Westat staff will be attending and participating at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30-May 2, 2014. This year's theme is Making Meaningful Connections. The conference will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

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NHLBI-UnitedHealth Global Health Meeting Draws Westat


Westat staff will join National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-
UnitedHealth Global Health Program members at the 9th and Final Semi-Annual Steering Committee meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, April 13-16, 2014.

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