Draft Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Published: September 19, 2013
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This report presents the Tennessee behavioral health assessment and plan to meet the requirements for receiving the federal substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant. It begins with an overview of the State's behavioral health prevention, early identification, treatment, and recovery support systems and describes how these systems address the needs of diverse racial, ethnic, and sexual gender minorities. Information is then provided on: specific priorities that will be included in the mental health block grant and the substance abuse block grant programs, and objectives, strategies, and performance indicators for each of the priorities for the next two years. Coverage for mental and substance use disorder services is reviewed, as well as the State's plan for the Health Insurance Marketplace, ensuring program integrity, use of evidence in purchasing decisions, quality assurance, services to address trauma, services for diverting person with mental and/or substance use disorders from correctional settings, steps to improve consumer knowledge about parity, primary and behavioral health care integration activities, health disparities, recovery support services, prevention services, children and adolescent behavioral health services, data and information technology use, quality improvement plan, suicide prevention services, the State behavioral health advisory council, and enrollment and provider business practices.
mental health services; assessment; planning; substance abuse treatment; prevention; funding; grants; state federal aid; service integration; Tennessee