Behavioral and Mental Health

Supporting technical assistance to health centers on substance use treatment

The epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose deaths is an urgent national crisis that requires the attention and coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local governments and...

Developing West Virginia's State Innovation Model (SIM) Plan

What can be done to improve public health and the quality of health care in a poor rural state plagued by the worst epidemic of opioid use disorder in...

Evaluating Virginia’s opioid treatment centers for certification

In order to address the opioid epidemic within the state, the Commonwealth of Virginia is implementing a Medicaid 1115 Demonstration waiver to improve access to treatment for opioids and...

Using CARE in coping with Alzheimer's

Caregivers’ Reactions and Experience (CARE) is a supplemental substudy of the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, which began recruiting over 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries in March 2016. CARE...

Evaluating supported employment

The percentage of people receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a mental health impairment is increasing. In 2005, SSA selected Westat to lead the Mental...

Understanding Vietnam veterans' health

To better understand and meet the health needs of veterans who served during the Vietnam era (the early 1960s to the mid-1970s), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Strengthening mental health support systems for youth

One in every 4 to 5 youth in the general population have a mental disorder, such as a mood disorder, anxiety, or behavior disorder. Many of these young people...

Understanding the racial and ethnic differences in the needs and services of young offenders

Many youth in the U.S. juvenile justice system have untreated mental health or substance abuse issues, which can intensify when they are released. With funding from the National Institute...

Surveying students about campus sexual assault

Sexual assault and misconduct are growing concerns on college and university campuses across the country. Surveys have found that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted during their...

Examining sexual assault in the military

As part of its efforts to monitor and prevent sexual assault in the military, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors the Workplace and Gender Relations Survey (WGRS) of...

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