We reviewed a considerable body of work that demonstrates the complex influences on mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health and evidence for interventions that can operate across life stages and generations and across settings, using a variety of approaches to both promote healthy development and prevent disorders. We have explored emerging research on what is necessary to make such interventions effective at scale. The final question is how the United States can take advantage of this wealth of knowledge. In Part IV, we lay out a vision for a national approach to MEB health and describe specific ideas for pursuing that agenda. We begin, in Chapter 10, with a review of progress made in the past decade to foster MEB health and some of the challenges that remain. In Chapter 11, we outline a national agenda for making MEB health a priority and discuss the research needed to support sustained progress.
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