SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, 2013 is the first edition of a periodic report on the state of the nation’s behavioral health. State-level reports are also available.
The nationwide report presents a set of substance use and mental health indicators from data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The report also includes data on Medicare enrollees’ use of mental health and substance use treatment services, as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
SAMHSA prioritizes data, outcomes, and quality—realizing an integrated data strategy and a national framework for quality improvement in behavioral health care will inform policy, measure program impact, and lead to improved quality of services and outcomes of individuals, families, and communities.