Strengthen the Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health Infrastructure

Project 4.a.iii. – Strengthen the Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health (MEB) Infrastructure

Alliance staff contact: Betsy Campisi | 518.701.2275

Objective: Support collaboration among leaders, professionals and community members working in MEB health promotion, substance abuse and other MEB disorders and chronic disease prevention, treatment and recovery and strengthen infrastructure for MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention.

Project Description: Support collaboration among leaders, professionals, and community members working in MEB health promotion to address substance abuse and other MEB disorders. MEB health promotion and disorders prevention is a relatively new field, requiring a paradigm shift in approach and perspective. This project will address chronic disease prevention, treatment and recovery, and strengthen infrastructure for MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention. Meaningful data and information at the local level, training on quality improvement, evaluation and evidence-based approaches, and cross-disciplinary collaborations need to be strengthened.

Project Implementation Suggestions (from recent NYS Dept. of Health guidance):

The PPS must show implementation of three of the four sector projects in their project plan:

  • Participate in Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.
  • Expand efforts with DOH and OMH to implement ‘Collaborative Care’ in primary care settings throughout NYS.
  • Provide cultural and linguistic training on MEB health promotion, prevention and treatment.
  • Share data and information on MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention and treatment.