Project

St. Louis Regional System of Care Evaluation

St. Louis Regional System of Care Evaluation

Website: http://www.stlmhb.com/community-investments/who-we-fund/special-projects/system-of-care/
Principal Investigator: Sale, Elizabeth W.
Funder: SAMHSA (through St. Louis Mental Health Board)
Official Title: St. Louis Regional System of Care

The St. Louis Mental Health Board, in partnership with the St. Louis Regional System of Care, received a one-year, $400,000 Expansion Planning Grant from the Center for Mental Health Services of SAMHSA to coordinate a one year planning project to expand behavioral health services for children ages 0 -21 in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. The core purpose of the expansion project is to: 1) Integrate behavioral and physical health service delivery models, 2) Serve a greater number of individuals; and 3) Build upon emerging local collective impact efforts addressing youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and special health care needs (SHCN) and their families.  The MIMH is conducting the evaluation of this expansion using empowerment evaluation methods.  Empowerment evaluation uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to foster improvement and build self-determination through a collaborative process with program partners.

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