Focus Area 2 - Interventions by Sector

Healthcare Delivery System

  • Identify and implement evidence-based practices and environmental strategies to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse and other MEB disorders.
  • Consider evidence based strategies to reduce underage drinking such as those promulgated by the U.S. Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Increase understanding of evidence-based practices for smoking cessation among individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder.

Employers, Businesses, and Unions

  • Support MEB disorder screening of individuals at risk through collaborative care partnerships.
  • Educate employees about risk factors and warning signs of MEB disorders and ways to access support services through employee health insurance.
  • Support campaigns and policies to decrease the stigma against individuals with MEB disorders.
  • Provide alcohol servers/seller training and ensure enforcement of laws.
  • Support counseling and smoking cessation programs and policies for employees.
  • Support campaigns and policies that prevent tobacco sales to minors.
  • Strengthen licensing requirements to include improved screening and treatment of tobacco dependence.

Media

  • Raise awareness of policies that prevent underage drinking.
  • Develop and support social marketing campaigns that counter social norm misperceptions about alcohol use; reduce stigma of MEB disorders; inform public about risk factors associated with substance abuse and other MEB disorders.
  • Increase awareness of tobacco addiction.
  • Promote education on the problem of youth smoking and its impact on other substance use.

Academia

  • Work with communities to implement and evaluate evidence-informed policies and evidence-based practices related to MEB disorder prevention.

Community-Based Health and Human Service Organizations

  • Use evidence-based practices that prevent MEB disorders.
  • Educate lawmakers and advocate for funding of evidence-informed policies and practices that prevent substance abuse and other MEB disorders.

Other Governmental Agencies

  • Educate policymakers on evidence- based practices, including policies that prevent MEB disorders.
  • Consider evidence based strategies to reduce underage drinking such as those promulgated by the U.S. Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Regularly conduct motor vehicle sobriety checkpoints.
  • Conduct surveillance of adult purchases of alcohol for minors.
  • Advocate for MEB disorder screening of individuals at risk in primary care settings.
  • Expand efforts to implement collaborative care in primary care settings throughout the State.
  • Support interventions that address disparities in smoking rates for those with poor mental health.
  • Expand efforts with DOH Tobacco Control Program and OMH Personalized Recovery Oriented Services.

Governmental Public Health

  • Educate professionals and policymakers on evidence-informed policies and evidence-based practices that prevent MEB disorders.
  • Support use of motor vehicle sobriety checkpoints.
  • Support surveillance of adult purchases of alcohol for minors.
  • Advocate for MEB disorder screening of individuals at risk in primary care settings.
  • Expand efforts to implement collaborative care in primary care settings throughout the State.
  • Support interventions that address disparities in smoking rates for those with poor mental health.
  • Assess the feasibility expand the Medicaid benefit for smoking cessation services such as medication for four 90-day courses of treatment annually for individuals with behavioral health disorders.

Non governmental public health

  • Use evidence-based practices that prevent MEB disorders.
  • Educate lawmakers and advocate for funding of evidence-informed policies and practices that prevent substance abuse and other MEB disorders.

Policymakers and Elected Officials

  • Develop and advocate for policies that address common risk factors for poor mental health.
  • Consider evidence based strategies to reduce underage drinking such as those promulgated by the U.S. Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Strengthen and maintain enforcement of substance use laws and policies.
  • Advocate for MEB disorder screening of at-risk individuals through Collaborative Care.

Communities

  • Advocate and support social norms that reduce substance abuse and stigma associated with MEB disorders. Philanthropy
  • Support MEB disorder prevention initiatives, including substance abuse and suicide prevention.
  • Support social marketing campaigns that promote MEB health