Resources & Reports
City of New York Local Governmental Plan, Mental Health Services, 2009 By: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report, White Paper
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s 2009 local government plan describes its ongoing initiatives to improve both the child and adult mental health service systems, and introduces new projects focusing on services for people with co-occurring disorders, physical wellness, and integration of mental and physical health care.
A New Kind of Homelessness for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness? The Need for a “Mental Health Home” By: Thomas E. Smith, M.D. and Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D. Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Article
This April 2009 Psychiatric Services article discusses the adaptation of the medical home concept to the care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Medical home characteristics, such as access to and coordination of services, integration of primary and preventive care, adoption of recovery orientation and evidence-based practices, and family and community outreach, are ideal for the treatment of co-occurring disorders (COD). The authors cite individuals with COD as a target population for this kind of initiative.Download: DOC
Special Report: The Deteriorating Financial Health of New York State’s Health Centers By: Primary Care Development Corporation Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report
Financial distress among health centers is grave and growing, according to initial findings unveiled in this NYSHealth-produced issue brief by the Primary Care Development Corporation.Download: DOC