Investigate a Focus Area
Health and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
the epidemiology of mental health and substance abuse for children,
and older adults, and their cost implications.
- Discuss the
legislative history of mental health parity and why mental health
are covered differently than physical illness.
- Briefly describe
the public, private, and volunteer structures for mental healthcare
delivery in the U.S.
- Which branch(es)
of the federal government are responsible for mental health? Substance
abuse research and policy? Substance abuse prevention?
the strengths, weaknesses, and unique characteristics of U.S.
mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Abuse and Services Administration:
Institute of Mental Health:
DHHS: Disease Index
Evaluation to review criteria by which
will be judged.