Mental Illness Care

Mental Illness Care Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Individuals with mental illness often relapse and are hospitalized when they don’t adhere to their medications, lack supportive services, and/or abuse substances.

Care coordinators play a vital role in reducing hospital readmissions by helping individuals with psychiatric conditions obtain mental health, medical, and social services.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that used care coordinators to assess, monitor, and connect individuals with mental illness to needed services.

The featured QualityTools provide practical tools to assist providers in improving communication and care coordination for individuals with mental illness.

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