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The Essential Aspects of Parity: A Training Tool for Policymakers
Published: April 2022This document provides an overview of essential information necessary for understanding mental health and substance use disorder parity and how to implement and comply with federal parity laws. This guide applies to parity laws in employer-sponsored health plans and group and individual insurance.
Understanding Parity: A Guide to Resources for Families and Caregivers
Published: April 2022There are protections in federal law, collectively known as “parity,” which are designed to ensure that certain types of health plans cover mental and substance use disorders no less generously than they cover other health issues. This resource can guide you to helpful materials and places.
Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits
Behavioral Health Equity Barometer, 2014
Published: April 2015This report provides a snapshot of key aspects of behavioral health, serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. The information is based on selected determinants of health, including race and ethnicity, income level, geography, and health insurance status.
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
Illness Management and Recovery Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT
Supported Employment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT
Published: February 2010This kit provides practice principles for supported employment, an approach to vocational rehabilitation for people living with serious mental illness. The kit promotes the belief that everyone living with serious mental illness is capable of working competitively in the community.