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This issue brief reviews findings from the Project LAUNCH grantee evaluations, highlighting the promising approaches to behavioral health integration among the Project LAUNCH grantees and the impact of these efforts, including increased screening and early referrals from primary care providers an...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care

This issue brief further examines the impact of ECMHC on children, families, and ECE and home visiting staff based on the Project LAUNCH grantee evaluations, and identifies lessons from this work that can inform the successful expansion of ECMHC services within ECE settings and home visiting prog...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

This brief highlights many notable and emerging successes of grantees in expanding and sustaining LAUNCH services through policy changes that advance child wellness goals at the state, territory, or tribal level.

Policy | System Change

This brief highlights many notable and emerging successes of grantees in expanding and sustaining services for children and families in the five core Project LAUNCH strategies (screening and assessment; enhanced home visiting through increased focus on social and emotional well-being; mental heal...

This brief highlights many notable and emerging successes of Project LAUNCH grantees in expanding and sustaining workforce development activities in the initial pilot communities and state-wide.

Capacity Building/Workforce Development

Nationwide, communities, states, territories, and tribes are pioneering new ways to promote young child wellness through Project LAUNCH, a federal initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Childhood

California Project LAUNCH describes experiences with
implementing an early childhood mental health home visiting model, with a focus on lessons learned, preliminary results, and recommendations that support the expansion and sustainability of this approach.


Kansas Project LAUNCH summarizes mental health consultation and describes the benefits of  the service and how it was implemented in one county in Kansas.

Washington, D.C. Project LAUNCH summaries the implementation, evaluation, lessons learned, and recommendations of the Healthy Futures mental health consultation program in 25 community-based child development centers.

Early Childhood | Home Visiting

Vermont Project LAUNCH provides quarterly policy briefs from Building Bright Futures. Topics include bullying prevention, adverse effects of child neglect, and health and educational disparities in young children.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Care and Education | Early Childhood