Specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or impacts thereof.


This Topic Brief provides information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the behavioral health of the general public and healthcare workers, the impact of substance use disorders on COVID-19 outcomes, and other topics.

Tackling America’s Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Through Primary Care Integration: Task Force Recommendations

Through developing core integrated care standards and, by ensuring the appropriate financing, tools, and training, these recommendations support and incentivize providers to deliver integrated care, which ultimately benefits Americans struggling with mental illness and substance use.

State Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) Address Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health to Improve Maternal Health

Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) are multi-disciplinary committees that convene at the state or local level to comprehensively review deaths of women during or within a year of pregnancy. This document summarizes substance use disorder findings in a recent review of MMRC data in 14 states.

Vital Signs: Drug Overdose Deaths, by Selected Sociodemographic and Social Determinants of Health Characteristics — 25 States and the District of Columbia, 2019-2020

This report describes changes in drug overdose death rates from 2019 to 2020, stratified by sex, age group, and race and ethnicity. In addition, it examines differences in circumstances surrounding drug overdose, and assesses differences in overdose death rates by county-level income inequality and availability of mental health treatment providers and providers of medications for opioid use disorder.