SAMHSA Provider Action Briefs

In partnership with the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program offers a series of provider action briefs on:

Supporting Clients to Make Healthy Food Choices and Increase Physical Activity

This provider action brief provides clinicians, case managers, and peer providers guidance for assisting clients to take achievable steps toward their healthy living goals. It presents practical, time limited examples of how to raise awareness, enhance client self-management, encourage action based on strengths, and document change.

Supporting Clients on Sexual Health

This provider action brief provides guidance for supporting clients to take achievable steps toward improving sexual health. It presents practical examples of how to raise awareness, activate self-management, and promote new behavior based on risk level and personal strengths.

Supporting Clients in Diabetes Self-Management

This provider action brief provides guidance for providers working with individuals with a behavioral health and diabetes diagnosis. It presents practical examples of how to educate these individuals on the psychological repercussions and physical health risks of their attitudes and behaviors, motivate them to self-manage their disease, and assist them as part of a larger healthcare team.