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Building the Evidence Base to Improve Behavioral Health Care

Year: 2016

Nearly one in five Americans age 18 or older experienced a mental health problem in the past year, and about 8 percent of the population was classified as having a substance use disorder. For many individuals, these conditions can pose significant challenges to health and well-being, and to the achievement of life goals such as an education and gainful employment.

As policymakers grapple with legislation that seeks to improve the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services, Mathematica’s groundbreaking work is informing the development and implementation of effective behavioral health care policies and programs.