Measuring System Impacts on MH Recovery

What is mental health recovery? What helps the individual in the process of recovery? What hinders? How do mental health systems and staff help, and how do they hinder? How can these effects be measured? A recent report entitled “Mental Health Recovery: What Helps and What Hinders?” represents the first step of a national project designed to address these questions. … Read More

Date: 02/2003

Author(s): Evaluation Center@HSRI

HIPAA Transactions and Medical Codes

This issue of Evaluation FastFacts addresses the HIPAA Transactions and Medical Codes and discusses their implications for behavioral health services research and evaluation. … Read More

Date: 08/2002

Author(s): Evaluation Center@HSRI

Providing & Evaluating Culturally Competent Care

This issue discusses the conceptualization and delivery of culturally competent mental health services. It highlights two aspects of culturally competent care, measuring consumer identity and using culturally appropriate diagnosis, assessment and treatment. … Read More

Date: 02/2000

Author(s): Evaluation Center@HSRI

CMHS Program Turns Knowledge into Action

This issue summarizes an interview with Mike English, J.D., Director of the CMHS Division of Knowledge Development and Systems Change. Mike explains the Knowledge Development and Application (KDA) program. … Read More

Date: 07/1999

Author(s): Evaluation Center@HSRI

Mortality Can Be a Powerful Performance Indicator

The issue discusses the growing evidence that measures of mortality in a mental health service recipient population can be powerful indicators of system performance. Massachusetts’ Department of Mental Health is used as a case study. … Read More

Date: 05/1998

Author(s): Evaluation Center@HSRI

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