Using Medicaid to Support Working Age Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses in the Community: A Handbook. Conclusion


The provision of effective services and supports to working-age adults with serious mental illnesses is a critical concern at both the state and federal levels. The Handbook is intended to assist states in assessing how Medicaid can be most effectively used to address the needs of these individuals. It is up to state policymakers working with the mental health community to identify their state’s unique needs and goals, and then to use the Handbook’s information (a) to choose the alternatives best suited to their state, and (b) to decide how these alternatives might be best used.

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