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Behavioral Health

ASPE publishes research to inform policymaking on behavioral health across sectors, including healthcare financing and delivery, public health, and human services. ASPE’s work focuses on supporting evidence-based prevention efforts, increasing access to high-quality treatment, and promoting long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders.


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Equity Considerations for Delivering Human Services Virtually

August 30, 2021
Virtual human services delivery has the potential to improve long-standing disparities in service access and outcomes. This brief highlights emerging lessons from the field, identifying considerations for programs to advance equity across all elements of service delivery. Related Products
ASPE Issue Brief

State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

July 19, 2021
States have embraced Medicaid telehealth flexibilities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), enhancing beneficiary access to services delivered via telehealth. This Issue Brief examines state Medicaid telehealth coverage and policies before and after the COVID-19 PHE was declared in January 2020. Related Products

Access to Affordable Care in Rural America: Current Trends and Key Challenges

July 9, 2021
Medicaid and the Marketplace are important sources of affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage for millions of Americans living in rural areas, and the American Rescue Plan bolsters rural coverage options. But challenges in accessing care remain in many rural areas, including provider shortages, infrastructure limitations, and long distances to care.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

June 30, 2021
This Issue Brief analyzes national survey data to discuss demographic characteristics of the LGB+ community, recent trends in insurance coverage for this population, and various challenges and barriers to care faced by the broader LGBTQ+ community. Related Products
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COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges: Policy Perspectives Issue Brief

June 1, 2021
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ASPE Issue Brief

COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges: Agency Perspectives Issue Brief

May 31, 2021
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COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges

May 31, 2021
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Perspectives of Program Participants on Virtual Human Services During COVID-19

May 20, 2021
Focus groups with a small sample of program participants across a range of human services programs in Fall 2020 captured the perspectives of people served to better understand the perceived strengths and limitations of virtual services.

State Residential Treatment for Behavioral Health Conditions: Regulation and Policy

April 30, 2021
ABSTRACT: Residential treatment facilities are a key component of states' behavioral health systems. They form part of the spectrum of treatment for both mental and substance use disorders (M/SUDs).

Measuring the Effectiveness of Virtual Human Services

April 29, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic drove a large and rapid transition from in-person human service delivery to virtual approaches. Measuring the implementation and outcomes of virtual human services in a timely way is crucial to understanding the challenges and successes for a variety of participants across programs and services.