The Issue

People with SUD service needs often also have other co-occurring health needs.  Individuals’ complex needs for SUD, mental health and physical health care should be met in a more integrated way while continuing to protect health care consumers’ privacy.

Current Initiatives

  • Co-chairing and coordinating the Coalition for Whole Health to ensure the Affordable Care Act is well implemented for people with mental health and substance use disorder service needs.

Policy Recommendations

  • Integrated care with privacy: Ensure that individuals’ complex co-occurring health needs are met in a more integrated way while continuing to protect health care consumers’ privacy.
  • Expanded use of Health Homes: All states should implement the Medicaid Health Home option and design it to ensure that the SUD/MH needs of all enrollees are addressed.

Learn More

To learn more about this issue, visit our Substance Use Resources.

To learn more about LAC’s impact, see our Accomplishments.

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