Needs Assessment

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services completes an annual assessment of need in order to prioritize programming.  The process helps in two ways:

  1. The planning and policy councils help identify regional needs and assets in order to influence the mental health and substance abuse system; and,
  2. It provides a method for the Department to target limited state resources to more effectively and efficiently meet the identified needs.

For more information, contact:
Avis Easley, Director
Office of Planning
Phone: (615) 253-6397

Needs Assessment Data Resources

TDMHSAS Fast Facts Dashboards

State and County Planning Resources

For further information, please check out the Fast Facts section of the TDMHSAS website.

Related Links

2023 Needs Assessment Summary

2023 Needs Assessment - Multiple Needs

2023 Needs Assessment Department Update