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Other OMH Resources Relevant to Planning
- Center for Practice Innovations (CPI)
The Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) supports the New York State Office of Mental Health's mission to promote the widespread availability of evidence–based practices to improve mental health services, ensure accountability, and promote recovery–oriented outcomes for consumers and families. The CPI serves as a key resource to OMH by spreading those practices identified by OMH as most critical to accomplish OMH's system–transformation initiatives.
- Centers of Excellence in Cultural Competence
In January 2007, legislation passed establishing "two centers of excellence in culturally and linguistically competent mental health services for the delivery of culturally and linguistically competent mental health services to underserved populations affected by disparities due to cultural, linguistic and systemic barriers." The two centers are located at the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI) for Psychiatric Research and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).
NKI Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health
The Center provides tools to assist mental health administrators and providers in planning for services that effectively meet the needs of cultural groups. Its web site includes resources on (1) the demography of cultural groups in NYS with illustrative county maps; (2) cultural profiles of major cultural groups in NYS including review of the most salient background findings and barriers to mental health services; (3) bibliographies of the major cultural groups; (4) a training curriculum on culture and psychiatry piloted with third–year psychiatry residents; and (5) links to other useful resources. The Center is affiliated with the Office of Mental Health; the New York University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Child Study Center; and the World Health Organization/ Pan–American Health Organization as a Collaborating Center.
NYSPI Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence
The Center addresses the growing need for culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health care and service integration, included physical and mental health care integration, throughout New York State. It collaborates with mental health providers, consumers and families, community and faith–based organizations, policy makers, and mental health service researchers to develop, adapt, and evaluate evidence–based approaches aimed at improving access to and the quality of mental health services to underserved populations throughout the State. In addition to its focus on integrated care, the Center is studying cultural brokering and language interpreter services and striving to enhance early intervention engagement for culturally diverse families whose children have serious emotional disturbances. The Center is affiliated with the Office of Mental Health and Columbia University.
- Evidence Based Treatment Dissemination Center (EBTDC)
A program of the Division of Children and Families, the EBTDC dedicated to increasing access to evidence–based treatments and supports through education and training of and consultation with clinicians. Information, including training offerings, may be obtained from this site.
- Medicare Part D
This page offers resources on the law, related regulations, and its impact on mental health programs and services in New York State.
- Provider Directory
This database permits users to search for mental health programs by county, program category or subcategory; view program details including program name, address and phone number; and view all programs in each county.
Initiated in the fall of 2008, clinic was implemented in March 2009. More information about the overall initiative is available on this website.
Other State Resources Relevant to Planning
- Integrating Mental Health/Substance Use Services Resource Center of the New York State Health Foundation
This site provides a rich array of information—from publications, data, organizations, initiatives, and models of care—that are key to the integration of mental health and substance use services in New York State.
- New York City Division of Mental Hygiene Local Planning
This site provides a local planning overview, links to local plans, other publications and contact information.
- New York State Division of Budget (DOB)
DOB holds responsibility for advising the Governor in matters that affect the financial health of the State. It assists in formulating the Governor's budget proposal to the Legislature, offers policy recommendations on fiscal issues, and oversees the implementation of the final Enacted Budget.
- New York State Medicaid Redesign
The Medicaid Redesign Team has been tasked by Governor Cuomo to find ways to reduce costs and increase quality and efficiency in the Medicaid program for the 2011–12 Fiscal Year. This website provides information on various work groups and their recommendations as well as time lines to meet the goals outlined in the Governor's charge.
- New York State Minority Health Surveillance Report – December 2010
Produced every two years by the State Minority Health Council and the Department of Health, this report shows progress toward reducing minority health disparities for certain diseases and access to care.
- Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Statewide Comprehensive Plan
- Office For People With Developmental Disabilities Statewide Comprehensive Plan
National Data and Information Resources
- Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School, this site provides a source for ideas that deliver public value and lower the cost of government services. The site offers news, opinion, and cutting–edge thinking from a wide array of public sector thought leaders.
- Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention
This collaboration between the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this site is dedicated to identifying, reviewing, and disseminating information about best practices that address objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
- Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)
This nonprofit health policy resource center strives to improve health care quality for low–income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elderly adults, and persons from racially and ethnically diverse populations. Among its publications relevant to planning are the fact sheet Medicaid by the Numbers , which contains national data nuggets; The Faces of Medicaid III , which provides insights into improving care and controlling spending for high–need, high–cost beneficiaries; and Improving Medicaid Managed Care for Youth with Serious Behavioral Health Needs , a toolkit of promising practices for improving cost–effective access and care. Its most recent publication – Medicaid Best Buys: Critical Strategies to Focus on High–Need, High–Cost Beneficiaries – focuses on promising practices to improve care and reduce costs for a group of individuals who are the most costly to serve. Recently added, Health Reform Implementation Resources , showcases innovative ideas to help maximize opportunities for transforming Medicaid delivery.
- Chartbook on Mental Health and Disability in the United States
This easy–to–use chart book from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research draws from national surveys and statistical research; it presents information on the prevalence of mental disorders and the extent to which mental disorders contribute to reduced participation in major life activities.
- County Health Indicators by Race, Ethnicity – 2006–2008
Hosted by the New York State Department of Health, this page provides access to data on select health indicators by race, ethnicity available in tabular form by county.
- FastStats: Health Expenditures
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, this page provides quick access to national statistics on health expenditures.
- FastStats: Mental Health
Sponsored by CDC, this page provides quick access to national statistics on mental health.
- Funding and Characteristics of State Mental Health Agencies, 2009 – New York
This report provided by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors offers a description of the New York State Office of Mental Health's organization and structure, services, eligible populations, emerging policy issues, numbers of consumer served, fiscal resources, consumer issues, information management systems, and the research and evaluation it conducts.
- Kaiser Family State Health Facts
This project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation provides free, comparative, up–to–date, and easy–to–use health data for all 50 states. The site also provides a link to Health Reform , a site that contains access to interactive health reform data by state.
- GLBTQI Mental Health: Recommendations for Policies and Services
Developed by the University of Pennsylvania Collaborative on Community Integration and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this guide provides important considerations for service providers and policy makers, including an assessment of and recommendations for addressing the barriers faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex individuals seeking mental health care.
- Health Care Reform
Sponsored by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, this portion of the Center’s web site is dedicated to enhancing an understanding of how the new health reform law will affect people diagnosed with mental illness.
- Health United States, 2010
A publication of (CDC), this report contains a chart book and 150 trend tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.
- Improving Care for People with Severe Mental Illnesses
This is one in a series of issue briefs published in November 2008 by the Bazelon Center on the integration of mental health in healthcare reform.
- Mental Health in the Context of Health Disparities
This 2008 editorial from the American Journal of Psychiatry focuses on the public policy significance of the integration of mental health into general health vs. exceptionalism for understanding and improving mental health status and mental health care disparities. This article is provided to stimulate thinking of transformation within the context of culturally and linguistically competent care.
- National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published in April 2010 the 2009 editions of the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. These reports measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. The reports present the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care.
- National Health Interview Survey
Continually released by CDC, this survey provides estimates for select health measures based. You can also find earlier estimates for comparison.
- Network of Care
Network of Care is a highly interactive, single information place where consumers, community–based organizations and municipal government workers can easily access a wide variety of important information. Resources include a comprehensive service directory; links to pertinent web sites; an easy–to–use library; a political advocacy tool; community message boards; and many others. In addition the Network of Care provides eLearning online education resources for state and local government agencies to manage employee training.
- National Outcome Measure
The Uniform Reporting System (URS) requires state mental health agencies each to submit standardized tables that report on Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Implementation. From the data, 14 output tables are created to track individual state performance on access, appropriateness, outcomes, and system management.
- New York State Agency Profile
Compiled by the Research Institute of the National Association of Mental Health Program Directors and published in 2008, this summary report provides a snapshot of the State public mental health system (e.g., # of people served, # State–operated/funded providers, types and number of evidence–based practices and emerging practices, other system characteristics).
- NIMH Statistics
This National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) site lists prevalence and other statistics of different mental health conditions in the U.S.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
This U.S. Department of Labor site provides a wealth of information related to disability employment evidence–based disability employment policies and practices. In addition, it offers reliable data on the employment of people with disabilities. You may navigate the site by stakeholder issues and interests, including workforce, youth, employer, employment supports and research.
- Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well–Being
This report provides the latest data on the 37 key indicators selected by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics to portray aspects of the lives of older Americans and their families. It is divided into five subject areas: population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.
- Repository of Recovery Resources
A resource of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, this site offers a one–stop source of information that can be used to promote and create recovery–oriented mental health systems and increase awareness and understanding of the concept and reality of recovery.
- Revenues and Expenditures Reports from 2009
On this page you will find a series of reports describing the major expenditures and funding sources of the state Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs). The reports are produced by the Research Institute of the NASMHPD.
- State Health Facts
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up–to–date, and easy–to–use health data on all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States. The database provides the latest population–based data on more than 500 health, health care, and health policy topics, comparable across all states.
- State Mental Health Agency (SMHA) Budget Shortfalls: FY 2009, 2010, & 2011
This December 2008 publication, compiled by the National Association of State Mental Health Directors (NASMHPD) Research Institute reviews the status of most state mental health agencies that are facing budget cuts in the current and next fiscal years. A PowerPoint presentation, The Impact of the State Fiscal Crisis on State Mental Health Systems, Fall 2010/June 2011 Update , provides the most recent update to the budget shortfall report.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA’s Roles and Actions, 2011–2014 describes eight new strategic initiatives that are guiding SAMHSA's current priorities.
- National Registry of Evidence–Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable online registry of more than 210 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.
- Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBR)
The BBR awards National Alliance on Research for Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) grants to support scientific research to find better treatments and ultimately prevent severe mental illnesses. This site provides information on mental illnesses and the outcomes of grant studies as well as recovery stories.
- Empire State Pride Agenda
The Empire State Pride Agenda is a New York statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization.
- Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York
The Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education of The Mental Health Association of New York City established the Alliance in 2004 to advocate for changes in mental health practice and policy that are needed to improve current mental health services for older adults and to develop an adequate response to the mental health needs of the elder boom generation.
- Mental Health America
The primary goal of Mental Health America is to educate the general public about the realities of mental health and mental illness. The Mental Health Association in New York State is the state affiliate of Mental Health America.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI has affiliates in every state, including NAMI New York State , and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
- New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
The Association, NYAPRS, is a statewide coalition of people who use and/or provide recovery–oriented community based services.
- Veteran’s Health Alliance of Long Island
This project of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County is composed of mental health and substance abuse providers, representatives from county, state and federal government, the Veterans Administration and its Veterans Centers, veterans organizations, elected officials and other stakeholders. All types of resources for veterans and their families are listed.
- Veterans Mental Health Coalition of New York City
Founded in 2009 by Mental Health Association in New York City and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, the Coalition works to promote the mental health and well–being of New York City service members, veterans, and their families through education, information, collaboration, and promotion of a comprehensive array of services.
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