Dates of Program: July 1993 through August 1999
Field of Work: Demonstration that a collaborative effort between states and local communities could yield a comprehensive, effective service system for seriously mentally ill youth.
Problem Synopsis: The service delivery system for individuals with chronic health conditions, including serious mental illness, has historically been fragmented, uncoordinated, and inefficiently organized.
Synopsis of the Work: Building on the Mental Health Services Program for Youth (1988 to 1998), which demonstrated that through a collaborative effort between states and local communities, a more comprehensive, effective service system for seriously mentally ill youth could be developed, the Mental Health Services Program for Youth Replication enabled 12 states to use and apply tools and techniques developed in the original program.
Eight of 12 states developed capitated market-oriented systems of care. The four states that had not reached this point by the end of the program were moving in this direction when the program ended.
Data from individual sites indicates the following results: