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Nationwide, communities, states, territories, and tribes are pioneering new ways to promote young child wellness through Project LAUNCH, a federal initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Childhood

The Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool Guide, developed by the National Resource Center on Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (NRC), is a resource developed for Project LAUNCH grantees to assist with planning and developing efforts to sustain certain activities.


National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, which offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to come together to promote well-being. The National Resource Center believes that with the right resources and...

California Project LAUNCH describes experiences with
implementing an early childhood mental health home visiting model, with a focus on lessons learned, preliminary results, and recommendations that support the expansion and sustainability of this approach.


Kansas Project LAUNCH summarizes mental health consultation and describes the benefits of  the service and how it was implemented in one county in Kansas.

Massachusetts Project LAUNCH offers a comprehensive collection of tools and guidance for integrating early childhood mental health staff, including a family partner, into the pediatric primary care setting.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

Washington, D.C. Project LAUNCH summaries the implementation, evaluation, lessons learned, and recommendations of the Healthy Futures mental health consultation program in 25 community-based child development centers.

Early Childhood | Home Visiting

Oklahoma Project LAUNCH collaborates with the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) to make great strides to promote awareness and the impact of infant mental health in their communities and across the state.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Childhood

Wisconsin Project LAUNCH summarizes their work to promote the integration of behavioral health into primary care focused on five initiatives, including provider training, behavioral health integration pilot project/brief module development, joint release of information form, primary care provider...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care

Wisconsin Project LAUNCH summarizes their work to promote developmental screening in 12 high-risk zip codes focused on five broad initiatives, including

Screening and Assessment