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Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy (BHDAP)

The Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy (BHDAP) focuses on policies and programs that support the independence, productivity, health and well-being, and long-term care needs of people with disabilities, older adults, and people with mental and substance use disorders.

Note: BHDAP was previously known as the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP). Only our office name has changed, not our mission, portfolio, or policy focus.

The Division of Behavioral Health Policy is responsible for the analysis, coordination, research and evaluation of policies related to mental and substance use disorders, also referred to as behavioral health. The division is the focal point for policy development and analysis related to the financing, access/delivery, organization, and quality of services for people with mental and substance use disorders, including those supported or financed by Medicaid, Medicare, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Division of Long-Term Services and Supports is responsible for the analysis, coordination, and research and evaluation of policies related to institutional and community-based long-term care and supportive services, including formal and informal caregiving. The Division is the focal point for policy development and analysis related to the financing, delivery, organization, and quality of long-term care services and supports, including those supported or financed by private insurers, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

The Division of Disability and Aging Policy is responsible for policy and data development, coordination, research and evaluation of policies and programs focused on the functioning and well-being of persons with disabilities and older adults. The Division is the focal point for crosscutting disability and aging collaboration within the Department and across other federal agencies. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, are notable areas of engagement and expertise.

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Use of Outpatient Pharmacological Treatment Among Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Medicaid 2008-2017 Issue Brief

January 18, 2021
Use of Outpatient Pharmacological Treatment Among Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Medicaid 2008-2017 ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Mir M. Ali, Emma Nye, and Kristina West U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Utilization of Mental Health Services among Children Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome at Birth Issue Brief

January 18, 2021
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation December 2020 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (6 PDF pages)

Public Comment Index for the National Alzheimer's Project Act

August 13, 2020
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services, as well as the agencies/organizations that are in the National Alzheimer's Project Act, invite anyone to submit comments. Comments can be about Advisory Council meetings, NAPA and its documents, or issues involving Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
ASPE Issue Brief

Individuals' Awareness of a Dementia Diagnosis Issue Brief

February 11, 2020
This study examined the characteristics of people who do not report having a diagnosis of dementia, despite a documented diagnosis by a health care provider, to health understand the factors that may contributed to their lack of awareness or failure to report. Understanding these factors is a key to taking steps to increasing awareness.
ASPE Issue Brief

Implications of Alternative Methods of Identifying Populations with Dementia Issue Brief

February 11, 2020
This study sought to identify the amount of overlap among three methods of identifying people with dementia, and to obtain national estimates of the number of people with dementia. It also explored key characteristics of people identified as having dementia by the various methods, to understand potential causes and implications of differences for policy and practice.

Functional Trajectories at the End of Life for Individuals with Dementia: Final Report

February 9, 2020
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, is a neurocognitive disease affecting an individual’s cognitive function and behavior. Dementia is a leading cause of death and is particularly prevalent at the end of life (EOL) in older adults.
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Functional Trajectories at the End of Life for Individuals with Dementia Issue Brief

February 9, 2020
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, is a neurocognitive disease affecting an individual’s cognitive function and behavior. Dementia is a leading cause of death and is particularly prevalent at the end of life (EOL) in older adults.

ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS: FINAL REPORT

February 9, 2020
As the nation ages and more individuals live longer with chronic illness and disabilities, the need for long-term services and supports (LTSS) will rise.

Analysis of State Efforts to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Care Workers

January 7, 2020
The purpose of this study is to describe and document changes states have made to their Medicaid or other publicly-funded consumer directed home care programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities to comply with the 2013 update to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.

Credentialing, Licensing and Reimbursement of the SUD Workforce: A Review of Policies and Practices Across the Nation

November 30, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers across the nation.