Best, Promising and Innovative Work Underway

Throughout the United States, children and their families are feeling the impact of substance use. About 1 in 8 children ages 17 or younger reside in a home where at least one parent has a substance use disorder. Learn more about the work that helps put children and families back on the path forward.

Study examining the use of telehealth for mental health appointments in rural Louisiana.

National

Report highlights novel (wearable) device to prevent opioid overdoses.
Technical package provides strategies that can help state, local, and tribal leaders and healthcare professionals link persons living with OUD to evidence-based care.
Model-based analysis of 11 strategies related to opioid misuse and OUD prevention, buprenorphine capacity, recovery support, and overdose harm reduction and their impacts on OUD prevalence and fatal opioid overdoses.
This report describes the criteria of an ideal behavioral health crisis system as a blueprint for any community to follow to establish community crisis services for individuals and families with mental health and substance use needs.
Toolkit with goal to help mental health authorities, agency administrators, service providers, state and local leaders think through and develop the structure of crisis systems that meet community needs.

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State/Local

University of Maryland is leading a Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to make Baltimore a more trauma-informed, resilient city.
POWER SOURCE, a Lionheart Foundation, program for youth at-risk, listed on Crime Solutions.gov, an evidence-based repository of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that serves as a clearinghouse of information about what works and what is promising in justice programs and practices. Power Source...
Outlines a pilot program in NYC that establishes an emergency response system for responding to behavioral health crises.
University of Maryland is leading a Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to make Baltimore a more trauma-informed, resilient city.
NYC study examining impact of zero-tolerance student discipline policy, particularly the practice of suspension. The study also found that schools can be safe places for students even if the surrounding neighborhood is relatively unsafe.

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Rural

Developed in partnership with The Aspen Institute, The Thrive Rural Framework is a tool that people working in communities and people designing and operating larger systems can use to promote more widespread and equitable rural prosperity.
Best practices guide for implementation of telehealth in rural communities.
Information about Rural Community Health Initiative Compendium of Best Practices.
The Colorado Farm Bureau and several agriculture and behavioral health partners, launched the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program.
This issue of Transforming Care profiles regional partnerships that aim to bolster access to maternity care in rural communities.

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Tribal

Toolkit to help tribal justice system practitioners create or enhance reentry programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Pilot project delivering health coach training to health professional and community members to improve care for Alaska Native/ American Indian populations.
Provided by the Administration for Children and FamiliesToolbox presents a collection of research, evaluations, and other programmatic resources for Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination (TTCW) grantees
Native youth-led Town Halls held virtually provided an opportunity for young participants to share concerns about public safety and tribal juvenile justice issues.
Discusses a hospital's efforts to establish cultural competence through the implementation of components of evidence-based guidelines.

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