Global Services, Systems, and Policy

  • Ardis Hanson
  • Bruce Lubotsky LevinEmail author


This chapter integrates current trends in global behavioral health policy, systems, and services, examining the magnitude of the problem, from definitional and operational perspectives, with a focus on child and adolescent behavioral health. This includes a look at the ambiguity of behavioral health policymaking, as a policy problem, from numerous frames, perspectives, populations, and disciplines to the difficulties in integrating global and national priorities across disparate cultures, economies, and infrastructures.


Public policymaking Behavioral health services Social determinants of health Indicators Millennium Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals Global services World Health Organization 


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  1. 1.Research and Education Unit, Shimberg Health Sciences LibraryUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community SciencesUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Behavioral Health Concentration, College of Public HealthUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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