Performance Improvement 1999. Mental Health Services


TITLE: Evaluation of the HHS Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports (ACCESS) Program

ABSTRACT: The ACCESS Program is a five year demonstration program that provides grants to nine States to develop integrated systems of treatment and supportive services and housing for homeless persons with serious mental illnesses. The goal of the program is to identify strategies for developing integrated service systems and to evaluate their effectiveness in providing services to homeless persons with serious mental illnesses. The evaluation of the ACCESS Program has two major components: The system-level evaluation identifies the different systems integration approaches, documents how they are implemented, and measures their impact on system capacity and system barriers. The client-level evaluation determines whether systems integration efforts result in improved service delivery, improvements in mental health and health status, rehabilitation, quality of life and permanent exit from homelessness.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Mental Health Services

FEDERAL CONTACT: Frances Randolph

PHONE NUMBER: 301-443-3706

PIC ID: 4980.1

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: R.O.W. Sciences, Inc. Rockville, MD