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Mental Health Clinic Proactively Identifies and Treats Those at High Risk of Schizophrenia, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Outcomes 7/30/2014
A research clinic proactively identifies those with early warning signs of schizophrenia, leading to more effective treatment.
Resettlement Agencies Team With County To Enhance Access to Culturally Sensitive Screening and Followup for Arriving Refugees at Risk of Mental Health Problems 7/16/2014
In partnership with community-based, nonprofit agencies that serve refugees, a county health department uses a culturally tailored screening tool to identify refugees at high risk for mental health problems and connect them to a counselor for more thorough diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment.
Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health 7/2/2014
Care managers working with low-income patients with severe mental illness in a community mental health clinic enhanced access to recommended preventive, primary, and specialty medical services, leading to the diagnosis of previously undetected conditions and improved physical and mental health.
Regional Teams Enhance Ability of Primary Care Clinicians Throughout Massachusetts to Serve Children and Adolescents With Mental Health Issues 7/2/2014
Regional teams of mental health professionals enhance the ability of primary care clinicians throughout Massachusetts to serve children and adolescents with mental health issues.
Time Management Program Helps Substance Abuse Facility Residents With Co-Occurring Disorders Improve Skills Required for Community Reentry 7/2/2014
A residential treatment facility included an occupational therapist as part of the treatment team to help residents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse improve their organization and time management skills.
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2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
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.
2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 7/30/2014
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. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 7/2/2014
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Getting Started. . .and Moving On. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families, Implications for Systems of Care 5/7/2014
This four-page checklist is part of a series to assist organizations and systems of care in developing policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence. It focuses on delivery of services and supports to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and to their families.
Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit 5/7/2014
This toolkit presents an integrated model for improving primary care clinic physicians' access to psychiatric and behavioral health consultants, making it easier for patients to receive mental health services in the primary care setting.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.