Housing and Employment Outcomes for Mental Health Self-Direction Participants: Research Brief

This research brief provides an overview of a study conducted by a team of HSRI researchers and their colleagues, with funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To explore the effect of mental health self-direction on important functional outcomes like employment and housing, the team looked at data from the nation’s largest and longest-standing self-direction effort, FloridaSDC. The results were promising: Compared to a similar group of nonparticipants, self-directing participants were more … Read More

Date: 05/2018

Author(s): Bevin Croft, Research Associate

North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study: Final Report

HSRI was selected by the North Dakota Department of Human Services to conduct an evaluation of the capacity of the state's behavioral health system to prevent and respond to behavioral health challenges and promote the well-being of North Dakotans. Our report points to a shortage of prevention and early intervention services—in particular, activities focused on mental illness prevention and social and emotional wellness—and an overreliance on residential and … Read More

Date: 04/2018

Author(s): HSRI

Infographic: NCI’s 2016 Staff Stability Survey Results

This infographic displays results from the National Core Indicators 2016 Staff Stability Survey, examining work life quality for direct support professionals (DSPs) who work with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The DSP workforce is vital to enabling people with disabilities to live within their communities, but this workforce faces crisis-level shortages and other pervasive challenges. … Read More

Date: 01/2018

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

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

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

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