The Contribution of Self-Direction to Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services
11/01/2007 | 623 Requests *
This report focuses on adults with severe mental illness served by the public mental health system. It aims to identify and describe the range of self-directed care programs for this group being pursued by states and bring together existing evidence relating to the impact of these programs on individuals and on state resources. In doing so, it attempts to contribute to the ongoing debate about effective strategies for improving the quality and outcomes of the public mental health system.
Public Health; Person Centered Planning; Medicaid; Individualized Budget; Self-Directed Care; Consumer Spending; Peer Movement; Cross-Learning; Serious Mental Illness; SMI; SDC
Consumer/Participant Direction, Mental Health, Psychiatric Disabilities/Mental Illness
Links / Websites, Reports
ASPE, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, All States/Territories
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Room 424E, H.H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W
Washington, D.C. 20201
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* Reflects requests since January 1, 2007