Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Project Title

A Report on NYHealth’s Work to Advance Integrated Care of Individuals with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Date Awarded

September 24, 2012


Outside New York State


In Progress



Yet fewer than one in every 10 people with co-occurring disorders receives treatment for both conditions.

To address the shortcomings of New York State’s licensed addiction and mental health programs in treating people with co-occurring disorders, NYHealth established the first-of-its-kind Center for Excellence in Integrated Care (CEIC) in 2008 with a four-year grant to National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. With support from NYHealth, Health Policy Associates, Inc. conducted a comprehensive examination of NYHealth’s efforts to integrate mental health and substance use services since 2008.