SAMHSA's Health Financing Enrollment Initiatives

Learn about SAMHSA’s health financing enrollment initiatives and access enrollment-related publications and resources.

Passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 helped make health insurance coverage more affordable for individuals, families, and small business owners. SAMHSA has a number of enrollment initiatives and research efforts that aim to expand coverage. Those efforts include collaborating with national organizations whose members and constituents interact regularly with people with mental and/or substance use disorders. SAMHSA’s efforts toward this initiative also involve the following activities:

  • Creating and implementing enrollment communication campaigns
  • Providing training and technical assistance with creating enrollment communication campaigns
  • Channeling feedback and evaluation

SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) works with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American organizations to develop and promote best practices for community based organizations to enroll eligible populations. SAMHSA’s SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) [link program language to the SOAR page] program will provide enrollment training to assist in accessing entitlement programs for people experiencing homelessness. continues to be a vital resource. This site is the premier destination for consumers, helping people prepare for coverage opportunities. Consumers can compare and enroll in affordable, qualified health plans. SAMHSA grantees are encouraged to visit this website for important, regularly updated information and offer feedback on what is working in the field and what changes are needed.

Find additional enrollment-related publications and resources:

Learn more about the delivery and financing of health care.

Access more behavioral health and homelessness resources.

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Joyce Dampeer
Last Updated: 05/10/2019