Providing Mental Health Services to TANF Recipients: Program Design Choices and Implementation Challenges in Four States. Description of the Study


This study was designed to be exploratory in nature. Our primary goal was to gather as much information as possible on mental health services for welfare recipients in selected states and to identify the key decisions involved in providing these services and the options for delivering them. We were also interested in documenting the challenges faced, and lessons learned, by state and local welfare administrators and program staff in implementing and providing these services. This study is based on in-depth site visits to eight communities, including a rural and an urban location in each of four study states   Florida, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah. Here we explain how we identified candidate programs for the study, our approach to site selection, and our data collection methods.

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