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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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Inpatient Bed Tracking: State Responses to Need for Inpatient Care

August 5, 2019
States have begun to collect and post information on bed availability (i.e., create bed registries or bed tracking systems) as a tool for providers, patients, and caregivers to identify open beds more efficiently.

APPROACHES TO EARLY JAIL DIVERSION: COLLABORATIONS AND INNOVATIONS

July 22, 2019
People with behavioral health conditions such as serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder (OUD), are 3-6 times more likely than the general population to be represented in the criminal justice system.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: Highlights from the Evaluation of Program Outcomes from 2010 to 2016

July 9, 2019
This paper describes the primary features of the SASH program and summarizes the main findings of the evaluation to date.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016

July 9, 2019
This document provides highlights of the evaluation of the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program for the first years of the program (2010-2016). The SASH program in Vermont is a promising approach to providing support services and care coordination to older adults and individuals with disabilities, using affordable housing properties as a platform for service delivery.
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Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Site Visit Findings and Conclusions

July 7, 2019
The purpose of this report is to gain a better understanding of the role and range of different models of psychosocial support in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
ASPE Issue Brief

Optimal Utilization of Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Issue Brief

July 7, 2019
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Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Recent Evidence and Current Practice

July 7, 2019
ABSTRACT This report was included as Appendix B of "Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Site Visit Findings and Conclusions." That report's purpose was to gain a better understanding of the role and range of different models of psychosocial support in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
ASPE Issue Brief

Optimal Utilization of Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Issue Brief

July 2, 2019
As the opioid epidemic has evolved into a national crisis, the need for treatment has increased greatly. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) that combines the use of medications and psychosocial supports, such as therapy, counseling, self-help groups, and case management.

Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Site Visit Findings and Conclusions

July 2, 2019
July 2019 Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (47 PDF pages)
Literature Review

Housing Options for Recovery for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: A Literature Review

June 23, 2019
This environmental scan is part of a larger project whose purpose is to help the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and HUD describe the housing programs available for individuals with OUD who experience housing instability or homelessness.