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Trends in Several Health and Socio-Economic Factors Related to Mental Health: Gender Differences

The data is collected from individuals receiving outpatient treatment services in the PBHS across various life domains. The data has provided a unique opportunity to identify gender differences in several health and socioeconomic factors related to mental health, such as substance use and homelessness. This analysis identifies gender differences in trends for selected risk factors among public mental health service recipients. Attention to these risks factors and differences will allow the system to be more sensitive to how gender differences may affect behavioral health outcomes. Moreover, understanding the gender-specific needs of individuals can be translated into improved interventions and services

Poster - AEA 2016.pdf

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Eval11 Session 471: Evaluating the Role of the Peer Specialist in the Massachusetts Mental Health System

A growing trend nationally in mental health systems is for individuals with mental illness and experience with mental health services to work as Peer Specialists

PST AEA Nov 2011.ppt

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Factors Influencing Changes to an Outcomes Measurement System over a Decade

Information for the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration’s (BHA) Outcomes Measurement System (OMS) is gathered from individuals who are receiving outpatient treatment services in the Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS)

Poster AEA -2015.pdf

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Eval11 Session 569: Through Their Eyes: An Evaluation of a School Based Mental Health Program

This evaluation employed a Responsive Evaluation (Stake, 2004) approach in order to determine the programs outcomes, as well as the perceived values of the stakeholder (i.e. students, parents, and staff) most intimately involved with a school based mental health (SBMH) program

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Eval10 Session 761: Evaluation Capacity in School Mental Health: Lessons From School Counseling

The purpose of this presentation is to describe recent efforts among practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers to improve school mental health practice by fostering evaluation capacity among one group of school mental providers in one state

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Evaluator Role on a Quality Improvement (QI) project in a Community Healthcare Setting

This presentation for Eval 2013 examines the evolving role of an internal evaluator leading a collaborative effort that applied rapid tests of change to improve client outcomes in a public mental health setting. The Recovery Model represents a paradigm shift in community mental health that emphasizes client strengths, independent living, use of peer support, and client engagement in meaningful activities. San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and an intensive case management program conducted a year of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) testing to improve recovery practices