Integrating behavioral health and community systems to enhance the access, provision, and quality of substance use disorder, opioid use disorder, and mental health services.

What's Happening

Mindful Monday – Intentional Mental Health Practices

21 Aug 2023

This series of Mindful Monday sessions will feature a wide range of evidence-based practices from different disciplines, related to Self-Compassion, Intentional Visualization, and Creativity. This is a 30-minute interactive training.

Intermountain West Harm Reduction Conference

28 Sep 2023

The Intermountain West Harm Reduction Conference is an opportunity for community health workers, prevention specialists, and medical professionals to share knowledge and experience regarding holistic harm reduction strategies.

2023 Rural Opioid and Stimulant Wellness Summit

25 Oct 2023

Utah State University Extension's HEART Initiative and Tribal & Rural Opioid Initiative present the 6th annual Opioid Wellness Summit! 2023 theme, "Open Roads to Health and Wellness: Providing rural communities with many pathways to build strong and healthy families."

Utah State University Extension – Strong Bodies Strength Training Program – Leader Training

06 Nov 2023

Strong Bodies is a 12-session evidence-based strength training program that focuses on building strength, balance, and flexibility to minimize injury and improve the ability to do activities of daily living.


The National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory (Policy Lab) leads the equitable coordination, analysis, development, and implementation of national policy to promote mental health, prevent substance misuse and addiction, provide treatment and support recovery.

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is critical to keeping people who use drugs alive and as healthy as possible, and is a key pillar in the multi-faceted Health and Human Services’ Overdose Prevention Strategy.


The use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.



Recovery signals a dramatic shift in the expectation for positive outcomes for individuals who experience mental and substance use conditions or the co-occurring of the two.