Behavioral Health & Health Policy

From nationwide behavioral health surveillance surveys to program-specific randomized control trial evaluations, Westat brings world-class experts and solutions to improve our country's response to behavioral health crises. We work with clinicians, researchers, and policymakers to build capacity for implementing, measuring, and continuously improving evidence-based practices, policies, and research. Our team includes leading substance use, abuse and addiction, traumatic stress, and mental health researchers and practitioners.






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Kong G., Laestadius L., Vassey J., Majmundar A., Stroup A.M., Meissner H.I., Ben Taleb Z., Cruz T.B., Emery S.L., and Romer D. (2022).

Tobacco promotion restriction policies on social media.

Sedlak A., Heaton L., and Evans M. (2022).

Trends in child abuse reporting.

Ghose S.S., George P., Goldman H.H., Daley T.C., Dixon L.B., Ren W., Zhu X., and Rosenblatt A. (2022).

State mental health authority level of involvement in coordinated specialty care clinics and client outcomes.

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