AHP plays a significant role in shaping national policy and developing and deploying evidence-based practices in the areas of addictions and substance abuse treatment, prevention, and management, particularly relating to alcohol, drugs, and co-occurring disorders. Our experts bring decades of experience to your project, organization, or system of care.

Individuals with substance use disorders often require services from multiple systems. AHP is known for developing gender-responsive services, building recovery communities, and educating providers at the intersection of substance use, trauma, and violence.
 
Work with us to build alliances at the national level, encourage buy-in for systems change at the state level, and provide tools for the implementation of evidence-based practices at the local level. We can help you:

 
  • Assess the political, social, legal, and economic environment in an era of health care reform
  • Develop strategies for policy and system change related to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  • Incorporate substance abuse collaboration, coordination, and integration into system design and program operations
  • Create approaches to support individuals in their home communities and in service settings appropriate to their needs
  • Assess community needs for co-occurring mental health services
  • Produce program manuals and train staff in the use of best practices in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  • Design and implement research and evaluation approaches to develop performance measures and assess outcomes
 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of addictions and substance abuse. Contact us to make a request.

From its very beginning, AHP’s passion and expertise have focused on behavioral health and its relationship to the evolving health and human services landscape. Today, we continue our commitment to achieving the full integration of behavioral health into health care systems to improve the services that serve the complex needs of vulnerable populations. Let us help you with:

  • Behavioral Health Policy—Systems change requires a thorough review of existing policies that may inhibit success and the creation of new policies that promote the goals of new initiatives. AHP experts have worked as leaders and policy-makers within public and private sector organizations, and can provide policy analysis and recommendations that will promote successful systems changes.  
  • Financing Reform—Reimbursement reforms compel providers and payers to share and analyze large data sets in order to arrive at value-based reimbursement mechanisms. Our multidisciplinary expertise will help your organization adapt and thrive. 
  • Health and Behavioral Health Care Integration—AHP offers cutting-edge solutions designed for in today’s evolving health care environment. These solutions are having significant impacts around the country and can be customized for your community. We focus on the cultural aspects of integrating medical and behavioral health, along with operational and financial re-engineering.

 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of behavioral health policy, financing reform, and systems integration. Contact us to make a request.

AHP offers services for reforming and enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system at all levels of government, from police crisis intervention team diversion of persons suffering from mental illness to drug addicted inmates re-entering the community from prison. 

We combine our human service perspective with deep knowledge of the criminal justice landscape, offering research, consulting, and technical assistance to prisons, jails, probation departments, specialty courts and judges and a variety of programs targeting special justice populations.
 
Leverage our leadership in this area to grow your justice-related programs, serve this special population, and increase your organization’s performance. We can help you improve health care opportunities and reduce spiraling health care costs through:
 

  • Enrolling the justice-involved population into Medicaid
  • Establishing systems of health and behavioral health care tailored to meet the distinctive needs of the justice-involved population
  • Creating sustainable financing mechanisms for health care provided to inmates in justice settings

 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of criminal justice. Contact us to make a request.

AHP offers unparalleled experience and expertise to support you – health, behavioral health and social service organizations – in manifesting your mission in the era of health care reform. 

Without a careful blend of health, behavioral health and social supports, too many Americans will continue to fall through the cracks the Affordable Care Act was written to fill—but not if we work with you to realize the promise of health care reform for the good of all.
 
Take advantage of our consulting, technical assistance and training, and research and evaluation services to prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities available in today’s behavioral and primary health environment:
 
  • Health and Behavioral Health Care Integration—AHP helps you plan and implement a strategic approach to behavioral health and primary health services integration, reviewing options, costs, and benefits to leverage dramatic change.
  • Design of Population-Linked Service Systems (PLSS)—Let us help you reduce costs and better serve health care users – especially systems linking and supporting the most vulnerable, and often costliest populations – through system change and redesign.
  • Provider Network Development—Work with our seasoned managed behavioral health care executives to respond to the heightened demands on provider infrastructure and revenue by building proprietary behavioral health networks. We focus especially on two business models: management service organizations (MSOs) and independent practice associations (IPAs).         
  • New Product, Service, and Business Development—We’ll support and guide you through product and business development efforts and through seminal change events in health care reform, finance, technology, and regulations.
 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of health care reform. Contact us to make a request.

AHP’s experience in housing and homelessness is broad and deep. We will help you build federal alliances, facilitate state-level systems change, and provide practical tools for implementing evidence-based practices at the local level.

Our nationally recognized and respected experts help you bridge the gap between affordable housing and evidence-based services and the vulnerable populations you serve. Our expertise includes agency assessments, enhancement of organizational capacity, application of evidence-based practices, promotion of peer engagement and re-entry practices, and the ability to bring supportive housing and employment to fidelity and to scale. Let us help you:
 
 
  • Assess the political, social, legal, and economic environment
  • Develop strategies for policy and system change, including Continuum of Care plans
  • Help design and implement coordinated entry systems
  • Incorporate Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing principles in system design and program operations
  • Incorporate effective outreach and engagement practices
  • Identify and access housing in urban, rural and frontier communities
  • Create transition plans to move individuals from institutional settings to permanent, integrated, community housing in rural or urban settings
  • Include supported employment services as a key strategy to prevent and end homelessness
  • Address the needs of special populations (e.g., people with co-occurring disorders, trauma survivors) in housing design and management
  • Produce program manuals and train staff in the use of best practices
  • Design and implement research and evaluation plans
  • Implement the Olmstead Act, the HEARTH Act, and Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Grants
 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of housing and homelessness. Contact us to make a request.

For decades, AHP has contributed to the national dialogue and shaping of mental health policy. Our experts have helped federal, state, and local governments to design, establish and evaluate new programs. AHP experts are often asked to help states align their mental health systems with federal changes and requirements.

We develop and provide training and consultation on evidence-based and promising practices in mental health and community inclusion, shared decision-making, and trauma-informed care. Work with us to:
 
  • Assist state and local systems to convene key stakeholders to develop comprehensive and effective plans for mental health services
  • Develop strategies for mental health policy and program development
  • Incorporate mental health services into system design and program operations
  • Train providers to support individuals in their home communities and in service settings appropriate to their needs
  • Assess community needs for mental health services
  • Produce manuals and training programs in the use of best practices in co-occurring disorders
  • Design and implement research and evaluation studies to develop performance measures and assess outcomes
 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of mental health. Contact us to make a request.

Population health management is increasingly pointed to as a method for the Affordable Care Act’s “triple aim” of health reform—better health, better care, and lower costs. These goals are driving efforts to integrate behavioral health with primary health and social services. AHP works at the intersection of these systems, offering services to help your organization play a critical role in achieving successful population health management.

AHP works with your organization to assess, plan, and implement the most effective methods and pathways to leverage and achieve population health management.
 
Download our white paper, Achieving Population Health: Behavioral Health Systems as the Link to Success, for more about how behavioral health and social service providers can collaborate with their primary care partners to take advantage of exciting emerging business opportunities while addressing health in its broadest sense—including all of the factors that determine why people become sick and how they can become and stay well. 
 
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AHP has played a key role in the movement to recognize recovery support as essential to effective behavioral health systems. We advance innovation, dissemination, and uptake of recovery supports at the individual, organizational, and state and national levels.

Our experts have real world experience in delivering and receiving behavioral health services, many with lived experience in recovery. Work with us to:
 
  • Develop and expand recovery-oriented systems of care
  • Assess and evaluate your programs and business operations to expand and incorporate recovery-oriented practices
  • Develop strategic plans and implement operational improvements, such as payment reforms, that promote recovery-oriented practices
  • Train your workforce in recovery-oriented practices
  • Assess and improve statewide approaches to incorporating and building on recovery-oriented systems
 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of recovery supports. Contact us to make a request.

AHP provides services for enhancing the income security, housing stability, and behavioral health of veterans. We offer research, evaluation, policy analysis, technical assistance and training, and performance improvement services that enable veterans to live more productive lives.

Our clients include federal and state agencies focused on improving the lives of veterans—a population that faces significant behavioral health issues. Improving the health of the veteran populations requires deep knowledge of mental health, substance use, trauma, and housing and homelessness—areas of strength for AHP experts. Work with us to:
 
  • Assess and evaluate your program effectiveness in supporting veteran needs
  • Assist community-based organizations in developing behavioral health services targeting veterans
  • Integrate housing and supported employment into veterans programs
  • Plan and implement strategies for improving program performance and outcomes
  • Apply evidence-based best practices to veterans programs, including a focus on homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, and trauma
  • Leverage technical assistance and training to enhance workforce capacity and performance
 
AHP experts are available for trainings, webinars, and consultations on the topic of veterans. Contact us to make a request.

The behavioral health field faces numerous challenges in workforce development, from staffing shortages and high turnover rates to an aging workforce and stigma around conditions treated. AHP has played a key role in addressing these issues at the federal and state levels, producing toolkits, trainings, virtual libraries and workshops, and Congressional reports.

 
Our experts have a passion for policy, technical assistance, and training to support those with behavioral health conditions. Let us help your agency, grantees, organization, or program build strength and capacity through assessments, planning, and implementing workforce development initiatives.
 
Contact us to schedule a training, webinar, or consultation on the topic of workforce development.

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Our multidisciplinary experts are nationally recognized leaders in systems change, and will work side by side with you and your organization to help you make a difference in your clients’ lives.



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