ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy

Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy

As a part of ASU, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, is uniquely situated to influence change and promote new approaches related to mental health and substance use disorders.

The Center mission is to expand knowledge and improve quality of behavioral healthcare across service sectors (e.g., community mental health, public safety). Through workforce development, research and evaluation, the CABHP informs policy and improves behavioral health systems.

Under the leadership of Director Natasha Mendoza, a professor in the School of Social Work, the CABHP develops community-driven solutions by intentionally cultivating partnerships, and specifically empowering individuals, families, and communities to transform policy and programs promoting the behavioral health of all people."