This brief introduces the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration, which advances the President’s Strategy to Address our National Mental Health Crisis. It provides a general overview of the approach HHS is taking to drive toward integrated care within the three pillars of the President’s Strategy and highlights selected programs and policy actions that will get us there. It is not an exhaustive catalogue of all of the behavioral health initiatives across the Department; HHS agencies are advancing the HHS Roadmap alongside important efforts already underway such as the HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy and a new three-digit crisis line (9-8-8). HHS is committed to providing the full spectrum of integrated, equitable, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, and person-centered behavioral health care to the populations it serves.
This brief was authored by staff from HHS/ASPE’s Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy (BHDAP), Office of Human Services Policy (HSP), and Office of Science and Data Policy (SDP); as well as the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration. Please also visit the ASPE Behavioral Health page or Health and Health Care page for additional research.