very year more than 6 million youth are treated for mental, emotional or behavior problems. Yet, much of the time and attention in treating mental health conditions has been devoted to crisis-oriented treatment of existing disorders, leading to needless suffering, as well as excessive and unnecessary costs. After decades of research pointing to the benefits of upstream interventions, national and state programs are beginning to promote the integration of mental health and physical health, as well as new prevention approaches in community settings.
APP provides a public health approach to promoting mental health in a variety of community settings through one-on-one coaching, webinars and learning collaboratives, as well as curated events and resources. Current mental health topical priorities include preventing suicides and building trauma-informed and resilient communities.