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Progress Report: Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program Taking Steps to Implement Recommendations, Report No. 01-34, August 2001
 
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In response to our 1999 report, the Department of Children and Families’ Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program has taken steps to implement our recommendations. The department has
  • put into practice new service arrangements to better coordinate client services in a few districts;
  • expanded its use of case rate contracts with its assertive community treatment initiative;
  • revised program rules to emphasize quality of care in its monitoring of substance abuse providers; and
  • improved its data reporting procedures.
The department should continue to implement our recommendations. The department should extend service arrangements that effectively coordinate services into other districts. The department should continue to focus its monitoring of service providers on the quality of care they provide. It can do so by developing practice guidelines and performance measures and standards appropriate to the type of services provided and the severity of clients’ illness.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 99-09 Justification Review of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program, published in  September 1999.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-12 Centralizing DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Produced Benefits, published in February 2006.
  • Report No. 05-17 OPPAGA Report: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Has Not Addressed Its Responsibilities Fully, published in March 2005.
  • Report No. 05-07 Centralizing DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Provides Benefits But Also Challenge, published in February 2005.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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