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OMH Commissioner Hogan Budget Hearing Testimony
2012–2013 PDF Document (39kb) | 2010–2011 | 2009–2010 | 2008–2009 | 2007–2008

Statewide Comprehensive Plan for Mental Health Services
2012–2016 | 2011–2015 | 2010–2014

Updates/Interim Reports
2013 February | 2012 February | 2011 February | 2010 February PDF Document (576kb) | 2008 October

Dialogues and Testimony
2009 PDF Document (405kb)  | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

OMH's New Strategic Framework PDF Document (222KB)

Other OMH Resources Relevant to Planning

  • Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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.
  • Clinic
    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

National Data and Information Resources

  • Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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) Leaving OMH site
    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. Leaving OMH siteThe Faces of Medicaid III Leaving OMH site , 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 Leaving OMH site , 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 PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site – 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 Leaving OMH site, showcases innovative ideas to help maximize opportunities for transforming Medicaid delivery.
  • Chartbook on Mental Health and Disability in the United StatesPDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, this page provides quick access to national statistics on health expenditures.
  • FastStats: Mental Health Leaving OMH site
    Sponsored by CDC, this page provides quick access to national statistics on mental health.
  • Funding and Characteristics of State Mental Health Agencies, 2009 – New YorkPDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site, a site that contains access to interactive health reform data by state.
  • GLBTQI Mental Health: Recommendations for Policies and ServicesPDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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, 2010PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 IllnessesPDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    Continually released by CDC, this survey provides estimates for select health measures based. You can also find earlier estimates for comparison.
  • Network of Care Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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) Leaving OMH site
    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 PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site 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.
  • FY 2010 State Mental Health Revenues and Expenditures PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
    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 PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site, provides the most recent update to the budget shortfall report.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Advocacy Organizations

  • Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBR) Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site is the state affiliate of Mental Health America.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site , and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
  • New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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 Leaving OMH site
    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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