Feasibility of Expanding Self-Directed Services to People with Serious Mental Illness. 4.1. Ensuring that Participation is Equitable
SDC models automatically place consumers of mental health services "in the driver's seat" 2 by making them the primary decision-makers in choosing services and providers and by giving them authority over an individual budget. Although this structure supports consumers' autonomy and self-direction, it also demands greater consumer involvement in
Agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have developed a number of initiatives to promote detection of diabetes in the U.S. Agencies are also conducting research into the most effective strategies for screening pre-diabetes as well as type 2 diabetes.
Approximately 5 million of the 18 million people with diabetes in the U.S. do not know they have it. 56 Early detection and treatment of diabetes is an important step toward keeping people with diabetes healthy. It can help to reduce the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations, and kid
Survey instruments were developed to collect data from Loan Repayment Program applicants and recipients to determine how the program affected the recruitment and retention of health professionals in research careers. The National Institutes of Health's Extramural Loan Repayment Programs were created to help recruit and retain doctoral-level hea
This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/performance.
This report provides a review of available information on self-directed care (SDC) programs in mental health care settings and discusses potential policy implications of large-scale implementation of SDC programs serving persons with serious mental illness. Although SDC holds great promise to address deficiencies in mental health care, SDC also ha
Currently, more than 18 million Americans have diabetes and are at risk for related complications like heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations, and kidney disease. This document provides up-to-date and accurate prevention, detection, and treatment information, and includes simple action steps for individuals, families, health practitioners,