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Behavioral Health

Goal leaders

Dr. Debra Houry

Acting Principal Deputy Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS)

Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS)

To achieve

Increase equitable access to and utilization of prevention, treatment, and recovery services to improve health outcomes for those affected by behavioral health conditions.

  • By September 30, 2023, increase by 15% over a baseline of 1,015,386 the number of unique patients dispensed prescriptions for buprenorphine from retail pharmacies in the U.S. and 15% over a baseline of 324,126 the number of prescriptions dispensed for naloxone in U.S. outpatient retail and mail-order pharmacies.

  • By September 30, 2023, increase by 20% the number of individuals referred for behavioral health services by SAMHSA grantees engaged in screening and assessment.