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Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Peer Respite Program

People with their own experience of mental illness have a unique expertise to help others manage behavioral health conditions in ways that facilitate recovery and reduce hospitalization, involvement in the criminal justice system, and homelessness. Working with the Santa Cruz County behavioral health department, we evaluated the effects of Second Story, a peer-run crisis respite program, on clients’ long-term recovery and well-being. … Read More

Demonstration and Evaluation of Self-Direction in Mental Health

Working with Applied Self Direction and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation with support from SAMHSA, we are leading an evaluation of mental health self-direction in six states, charting best practices and exploring its impacts at the individual and system level. … Read More

Training Materials for Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

Working with Mission Analytics and funded by SAMHSA and ACL, we provided tailored instruction and resources to help states better meet the behavioral health needs of older adults through their No Wrong Door system. … Read More

National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities

In partnership with NASUAD and participating states, we work to assess, compare, and improve programs that provide long-term services and supports to older adults and people with physical disabilities. At the core of this effort is a consumer survey, gauging people’s satisfaction with services and the impacts on their quality of life. o … Read More

Jail Diversion Cost Simulation Model

We developed and tested a cost simulation model that projects the utilization, consumer outcomes, costs, and potential cost savings of jail diversion programs for justice-involved individuals with a mental illness and oftentimes a co-occurring substance use disorder. … Read More

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