Policy Brief: Capacity of the New Hampshire Behavioral Health System

In this two-page policy brief, we present the findings from our evaluation of the capacity of the New Hampshire behavioral health system. We cover bed capacity in the state, system assets and gaps, and our full list of recommendations. Based on our findings, we concluded that increasing capacity of outpatient services and supports, especially housing, is at least as important as—and significantly more cost effective than—increasing the number … Read More

Date: 12/2017

Author(s): The Human Services Research Institute and the Technical Assistance Collaborative

Evaluation of the Capacity of the New Hampshire Behavioral Health System

The New Hampshire Legislature called for a comprehensive system evaluation to identify statewide behavioral health system needs, gaps, and recommendations. Under contract with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, HSRI used a mixed methods approach that consisted of three main elements: reviewing existing documents and reports, conducting interviews with a range of key informants, and analyzing data provided by DHHS and other stakeholders. This report presents the findings of our evaluation. … Read More

Date: 12/2017

Author(s): Human Services Research Institute and the Technical Assistance Collaborative

NCI Staff Stability Survey Report 2016

The National Core Indicators Staff Stability Survey Report 2016 presents the results of a survey on employment and working conditions for direct support professionals who work with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2016, the survey was run in 20 states and DC and covered approximately 3,000 providers. Some key findings: Of the DSPs employed by respondents as of Dec. 31, 2016, 35% had been employed there for a year or less. Of the DSPs who left their positions in 2016, 59% … Read More

Date: 01/2018

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

Mental Health Leaders’ Views on Self-Direction

This research brief provides an overview of a study conducted by a team from HSRI, Boston College School of Social Work, and the University of Maryland School of Public Health, with funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The team looked into mental health program directors’ views on self-direction and found that the majority of program directors consider self-direction a high or moderate priority for their agency and have high expectations for … Read More

Date: 12/2017

Author(s): Bevin Croft, Research Associate

Simulation Modeling Approach for Planning and Costing Jail Diversion

This presentation provides an overview of HSRI's cost simulation model that helps counties assess the feasibility of a jail diversion program in their communities. The model 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. It can be used to explore the impact of various scenarios and service packages before counties decide to … Read More

Date: 8/2016

Author(s): David Hughes

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