MHSA Interventions by Impact - Goal 3.1

Goal 3.1: Support collaboration among leaders, professionals and community members working in MEB health promotion, substance abuse and other MEB disorders and chronic disease prevention, treatment and recovery
NOTE: Mental Emotional Behavioral (MEB) disorder prevention includes substance abuse prevention and other MEB disorder prevention.
Levels of Health Impact Pyramid * Interventions
Counseling and Education
  • Learn about and implement evidence-based MEB promotion and prevention resources.
Clinical Interventions
  • Integrate evidence-based "kernels of evidence" - "fundamental units of behavior influence" that are basis of number of evidence-based practice such as giving verbal praise to acknowledge and reinforce desirable behavior, with treatment.
  • Offer training on ways to integrate prevention and treatment.
Long-Lasting Protective Interventions
  • Develop written plans on the integration of MEB health promotion, MEB disorder prevention, treatment and recovery.
Changing the Context to Make Individuals' Decisions Healthy
  • Measure and make available local and State data on MEB well-being and MEB disorder prevention to increase transparency and quality on practice.
  • Support the integration of prevention and treatment across the lifespan.
Socioeconomic Factors
  • Advocate for addressing the common protective factors, such as parent engagement and social connectedness, and risk factors for mental, emotional and behavioral well-being and disorder prevention, such as poverty and exposure to violence.

* Frieden T., "A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid". American Journal of Public Health. 2010; 100(4): 590-595

Note: The Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 has been extended to 2018 to align its timeline with other state and federal health care reform initiatives.

Return to top of page