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CMS, SAMHSA Release Behavioral Health Roadmap

Two federal agencies have published a guide, The Roadmap to Behavioral Health, to help individuals navigate treatment options and find proper mental health and substance use disorder services.

The guide, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, breaks down the process of finding treatment into eight steps, including:

  • understanding your behavioral health;
  • finding a behavioral health provider;
  • preparing for your appointment; and
  • next steps to stay healthy on the road to recovery

The guide also includes a glossary of helpful terms and links to other resources.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with additional questions.



About the Author

Rachel Schwartz is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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