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Review of the Efficacy of Community-Based Services to Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill Persons, Report No. 97-61, March 1998
 
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  • The Adult Mental Health Program historically has not had an effective performance accountability system to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of community-based mental health services; however, the Department of Children and Families is currently establishing better accountability mechanisms for the program.
  • Available data on program outcomes are limited but suggest that adults with mental illness are generally satisfied with the services they receive and that community-based mental health services are effective in keeping adults in the community. In addition, some service districts appear to experience better outcomes than others given efforts to improve employment, transportation, and housing services for clients.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-07 Centralizing DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Provides Benefits But Also Challenge, published in February 2005.
  • Report No. 00-13 Justification Review: Mental Health Institutions Program Florida Department of Children and Families, published in October 2000.
  • Report No. 99-23 Measures Commentary: Department of Children and Families Mental Health Institutions Program Proposed Performance Measures for Fiscal Year 2000-01, published in January 2000.
  • Report No. 99-22 Measures Commentary: Department of Children and Families Adult Community Mental Health Proposed Performance Measures for Fiscal Year 2000-01, published in January 2000
  • Report No. 99-09 Justification Review of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program, published in September 1999.
  • Report No. 98-52 PB² Performance Report for the Adult Community Mental Health Subprogram, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-49 PB² Performance Report for the Substance Abuse Subprogram, published in February 1999.
  • Report No. 98-43 PB² Performance Report for the Children's Mental Health Subprogram, published in January 1999.
  • Report No. 98-27 Follow-up Report on Assisted Living Facilities Serving Residents With Severe Mental Illnesses, published in December 1998.

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