The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA released a publication entitled Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. The Roadmap is designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers
important information about mental health and substance use disorder services, including definitions of behavioral health terms and guidance
on how to find a behavioral health services provider, receive treatment, and obtain follow-up care. The resource walks through the “8 Steps
of the Roadmap” to offer information specific to behavioral health, and contains a glossary and links to other federal resources.
Access the Roadmap to Behavioral Health (PDF, 1 MB) at:
Note | This publication is a companion to the CMS publication Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You, which explains what health coverage is
and how to use it to get primary care and preventive services so that the consumer and his or her family live long, healthy lives. This latter
publication is available in English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, and Korean. There is also a Tribal version.
Find all versions at: