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The Behavioral Health Continuum Part 1: Understanding the Role of Prevention and Opportunities for Collaboration

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Individual’s behavioral health needs exist along a continuum, with differing and overlapping challenges at varying points. Recognizing this, the U.S. Institute of Medicine created the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care Model. This model identifies the numerous types of behavioral health services that exist and illustrates the connections between them. Substance use prevention is a key component of this continuum. Additionally, all the facets of behavioral health are a key component to overall health and wellness. Recognizing this, SAMHSA and other stakeholders have undertaken many efforts to better integrate behavioral health and physical health services. It is important for prevention professionals to understand how their work fits into the overall behavioral health services landscape, how behavioral health can integrate with physical health services, and opportunities to improve both. This two-part webinar series will discuss these topics.


This webinar will review the scope and breadth of the behavioral health continuum of care and discuss the role of substance use prevention within it. As part of this, the webinar will examine the connections and overlaps between services and how collaboration across the continuum can improve service delivery and outcomes. It will also define a culture of prevention and examine how prevention can become more integral across the continuum. Lastly, the webinar will review specific opportunities for prevention to collaborate with other behavioral health services.


  1. Review the services across the behavioral health continuum of care
  2. Understand the need for collaboration across the continuum
  3. Define a culture of prevention and how prevention can reinforce its role in the continuum
  4. Discuss opportunities for prevention to collaborate with other behavioral health services




Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
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