Community Mental Health and Corrections: A Sequential Intercept Model Survey of Michigan CMHSPs

Monday, August 27, 2018

Community Mental Health and Corrections: A Sequential Intercept Model Survey of Michigan CMHSPs

Mental health and corrections has become a significant topic at the national level, especially in the light of recent gun violence. Historically, empirical data on mental health and corrections in the State of Michigan has been very limited. This project gathered information on mental health and corrections initiatives at the state and local level to increase understanding of current programming in order to identify gaps of care and service and to make recommendations moving forward. With the support of the Center for Healthcare Integration and Innovation within the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, a self-reporting study was conducted involving each of the 46 Community Mental Health Service Programs (CMHSPs) in Michigan from November 2017 to January 2018. A questionnaire was developed using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) adaptation of Patricia Griffin’s Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) as a baseline rubric. Each CMHSP used the Sequential Intercept Model as a guide to report their current initiatives and programs at each of the six Intercepts. A remarkable 100% of the 46 CMHSPs completed the questionnaire and their completed responses were then analyzed using a basic coding matrix to examine status, gaps, and trends in local mental health and corrections initiatives.  The Center for Healthcare Integration and Innovation (CHI2) is the research and analysis office within the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM). The Center, in partnership with the members of the CMH Association, leaders, researchers, consultants and advisors from across Michigan and the country, issues white papers and analyses on a range of healthcare issues with a focus on behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disability services.

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Community Mental Health and Corrections: A Sequential Intercept Model Survey of Michigan CMHSPs