Mental health

Innovations

Integration of Behavioral Health Team and Consulting Psychiatrist Into Primary Care Enhances Access to Behavioral Health Care for Low-Income Patients 11/02/14

Access Community Health Centers (a federally qualified health center) integrates behavioral health services into its three primary care settings through a full-time behavioral health consultation...

Statewide Managed Care Plan for Foster Care Children Features Care Coordination and a Central Database, Leading to Improved Access and Mental Health Treatment 10/31/14

The Texas STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health Program is a statewide managed care plan for children and young adults in foster care and young adults who have aged out of the foster care...

Managed Care Entity Funded By Public Agencies Reduces Institutionalization and Recidivism, and Improves School Attendance and Functional Ability Among Emotionally Disturbed Youth 03/30/14

Funded by and receiving referrals from the various public systems serving at-risk youth, Wraparound Milwaukee is a managed care entity that pays for and supports the provision of coordinated...

State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity 03/11/14

Maryland's General Assembly passed legislation authorizing the State's Health Enterprise Zones initiative, which is administered jointly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and...

State Medicaid Program Reimburses for Physical Health and Wellness Services Provided by Mental Health Peers, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Outcomes 01/16/14

The Georgia Medicaid program expanded the definition of reimbursable services provided by mental health certified peer specialists to include physical health and wellness services (in addition to...

QualityTools

2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 06/26/14

The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. This report measures...

2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 06/19/14

The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S....

Telemental Health Guide 11/18/13

The Telemental Health Guide provides essential information for developing, implementing, and sustaining a telemental health program to improve access to mental health services. It was designed for use by clinicians, administrators, consumers,...

Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices 10/11/13

This report provides information and tools to help improve rural behavioral health programs. It documents a study to identify innovative rural programs and uses the results to suggest basic tools for helping rural organizations take the steps...

Bright Futures Materials 09/26/13

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community. The Bright Futures materials are designed to be useful to a wide range of audiences...

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