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Academy of Health Care Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
ACI Open     Open Access  
Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Healthcare Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Medical Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Advances in Nursing Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Advances in Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Analytical Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Health Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Primary Health     Hybrid Journal  
Australian Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 349)
Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BJR     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Leader     Hybrid Journal  
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Healthcare Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
British Journal of Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 294)
British Journal of School Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bruce R Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Building Better Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Medical Record English Edition     Hybrid Journal  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Audit     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinics and Practice     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Community Based Medical Journal     Open Access  
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Critical Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Das Gesundheitswesen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Dental Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
DoctorConsult - The Journal. Wissen für Klinik und Praxis     Full-text available via subscription  
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
East and Central African Journal of Surgery     Open Access  
Éducation thérapeutique du patient     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
eGEMs     Open Access  
Emergency Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Enfermería Clínica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Escola Anna Nery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Research in Telemedicine / La Recherche Européenne en Télémédecine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-Based Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family Practice Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Hospital Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gastrointestinal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geron     Full-text available via subscription  
Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Action     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Health Management Journal (GHMJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Journal of Hospital Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Handbook of Practice Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health and Interprofessional Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Care Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Facilities Management     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health Informatics Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health Information Science and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Reform Observer : Observatoire des Réformes de Santé     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare : The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Financial Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Management Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Healthcare Risk Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
HealthcarePapers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hospital     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hospital a Domicilio     Open Access  
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Hospital Medicine Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Peer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Hospital Pharmacy     Partially Free   (Followers: 18)
Hospital Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Practices and Research     Open Access  
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Independent Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Index de Enfermeria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Indian Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informatics for Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INQUIRY : The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Care Coordination     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Planning and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Hospital Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Research in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Irish Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JAAPA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jaffna Medical Journal     Open Access  
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Advanced Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 250)
Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)

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  • Engaging Parents in Mental Health Services: A Qualitative Study of
           Community Health Workers’ Strategies in High Poverty Urban Communities
    • Abstract: Empirical engagement-promoting strategies in child and family mental health services have been identified largely within the context of clinic-based services delivered by mental health professionals. However, the magnitude of unmet youth mental health need necessitates expanding the scope of mental health services, and the associated engagement strategies, beyond traditional models and service providers. The present study aimed to extend our understanding of engagement strategies to a school-based mental health service model, using a community health worker (CHW) workforce implementing an early intervention program with parents and school-aged children (K-4) in high poverty urban communities. Qualitative semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with 16 CHWs to capture their descriptions of the engagement strategies they utilized with parents throughout program implementation. Transcripts were coded and themes were identified following procedures for thematic analysis. Thematic analyses revealed ten themes describing a range of engagement strategies falling into two overarching categories: (1) rapport building, and (2) responsive delivery. Themes within the rapport building category included non-judgmental supportive listening, increasing social proximity, praise, privacy and confidentiality, and leveraging relationships. Themes within the responsive delivery category included flexibility, consistency, advocacy, incentives, and meeting needs. Findings provide preliminary evidence regarding the ability of CHWs to identify and implement a range of engagement strategies with parents and families that parallel empirically-based engagement strategies in traditional services. These findings speak to the potential of this workforce to engage underserved families in mental health services, underscoring the important role for CHWs in reducing mental health disparities.
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           Mental Health Care
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  • Strategies Used to Support Peer Provision in Mental Health: A Scoping
           Review
    • Abstract: The employment of peer providers (people who draw on their lived experience of mental health challenges) has grown in conjunction with the increased acceptance of recovery as a key principle in mental health policy and practice. Barriers to the integration of peer providers in mental health services have been well documented. This review addresses an under-explored area by consolidating strategies undertaken by mental health organizations for the successful implementation of peer provision. A scoping review was chosen to facilitate the rapid summary and dissemination of research findings that are relevant to policymakers and practitioners. Peer-reviewed articles and grey literature were sourced from three databases, key peer support websites and a hand search of the included studies. Following screening, data were extracted from 28 studies: 25 qualitative and three mixed methods studies. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis and organized into themes. Four themes emerged from the data. Championing of peer provision initiatives by organizational leadership is central to the success and sustainability of peer provision. Leadership undergirds three strategies that were discussed: organizational preparation, recruitment, training and induction, and support and development. When peer provision is championed by organizational leadership, measures can be undertaken to prepare the organization for peer provision; recruit, train and induce peer providers successfully into the organization; and support peer providers on the job.
      PubDate: 2021-03-02
       
  • What Gets Measured Gets Done: How Mental Health Agencies can Leverage
           Measurement-Based Care for Better Patient Care, Clinician Supports, and
           Organizational Goals
    • Abstract: Mental health clinicians and administrators are increasingly asked to collect and report treatment outcome data despite numerous challenges to select and use instruments in routine practice. Measurement-based care (MBC) is an evidence-based practice for improving patient care. We propose that data collected from MBC processes with patients can be strategically leveraged by agencies to also support clinicians and respond to accountability requirements. MBC data elements are outlined using the Precision Mental Health Framework (Bickman et al. in Adm Policy Mental Health Mental Health Serv Res 43:271–276, 2016), practical guidance is provided for agency administrators, and conceptual examples illustrate strategic applications of one or more instruments to meet various needs throughout the organization.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Practices Derived from the Evidence Base for Depression Predict Disruptive
           Behavior Progress in Adolescent Community Mental Health Care
    • Abstract: Disruptive behavior problems develop along multiple causal pathways and are associated with a wide variety of co-occurring problems, including mood disorders. In usual care, effective treatment practices for youth disruptive behavior might differ from what the efficacy research suggests, given treatment setting and population demographic differences. The current study examined whether practices derived from the evidence base for disruptive behavior and/or depressed mood predicted progress on disruptive behavior problems in an adolescent usual care sample. Monthly clinical data, including therapeutic practices, treatment targets, and progress on selected treatment targets, for 1210 youth ages 13–17 who received intensive in-home services and were treated for disruptive behavior problems were examined utilizing multilevel modeling techniques. Practices derived from the evidence base for only depressed mood and practices derived from both disruptive behavior and depressed mood literatures predicted disruptive behavior progress, while practices derived from only the disruptive behavior evidence-based literature did not. All five practice elements exclusive to depressed mood treatment predicted positive disruptive behavior progress, while two of eleven disruptive behavior practices and four of seven practices derived from both problem areas predicted positive progress. Findings held when other predictors were included as covariates, including youth age and functional impairment. Although directionality remains unclear and further research is vital, usual care settings might present barriers to disruptive behavior treatment as prescribed by the evidence base, and youth-focused treatments based on depressed mood treatments merit further examination as a potentially promising route to effective treatment in such settings.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • The Association Between the Special Subsidy for Families Practicing Family
           Planning and the Mental Health of Loss/Disability-of-Single-Child Parents:
           Evidence from China
    • Abstract: This study evaluated the association between the special subsidy policy and the mental health of loss/disability-of-single-child parents (LCPs/DCPs) in China and found that accepting the special subsidy is inversely related to the mental health of LCPs and DCPs. In addition, accepting the subsidy is more inversely related to the mental health of LCPs than DCPs, of rural parents than urban parents, of male parents than female parents, and of loss/disability-of-single-son parents than loss/disability-of-single-daughter parents. According to taboo trade-off theory, we proposed several explanations for the finding and put forward some policy recommendations.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Don’t Invite Everyone! Training Variables Impacting the
           Effectiveness of QPR Trainings
    • Abstract: Gatekeeper trainings have been increasingly utilized in response to rising suicide rates in youths. However, the extent to which common factors inherent to gatekeeper trainings impact training outcomes is largely understudied. As such, the present study explored how factors such as training size and trainer engagement abilities influenced trainee participation and outcomes (i.e. changes in attitudes, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and knowledge regarding suicide prevention). All trainees participated in a gatekeeper training; trainers were not randomly assigned. Mediation and moderation analyses were completed using the PROCESS macro for SPSS (Hayes in Introduction to mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis: a regression-based approach, Guilford Press, New York, 2013). Trainee participation in a training was examined as a mediator of the relationship between the training size and training outcomes, while trainer engagement was examined as a moderator of the relationship between size of training and trainee participation. Size of training was significantly related to lower changes in participant knowledge, along with lower trainee participation in gatekeeper trainings. Trainee participation significantly mediated the relationship between size of training, attitudes, and PBC. Additionally, trainer engagement significantly moderated the association between size of training and trainee participation. The results of this study suggest that general gatekeeper training-related variables may influence participant outcomes, specifically through trainee participation.
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  • State Strategies for Enhancing Access and Quality in Systems of Care for
           Youth with Complex Behavioral Health Needs
    • Abstract: The investigators conducted a qualitative study with state administrators and policymakers about the financing and policies that structure public systems of care for children with complex behavioral healthcare needs. The objective was to characterize diverse strategies states employed to enhance funding for, access to, and quality and effectiveness of home and community-based services (HCBS) for these youth. States report using a wide variety of creative solutions while navigating the unique needs and constraints of their political and economic environments. Findings can benefit public officials, researchers, and advocates by advancing knowledge-sharing of public policy-making and resourceful problem-solving.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Critical Factors Influencing Interorganizational Relationships Between
           Juvenile Probation and Behavioral Health Agencies
    • Abstract: Although interorganizational relationships (IORs) are essential to the effective delivery of human services, very little research has examined relationships between juvenile justice agencies and behavioral health providers, and few studies have identified the most critical organizational and individual-level characteristics influencing IORs. Across 36 sites, juvenile probation officials (n = 458) and community behavioral health providers (n = 91) were surveyed about characteristics of their agencies, themselves, and IORs with each other. Generalized Linear Mixed Models were used to analyze the data. The strongest predictors included Perceived Organizational Support and individual Adaptability. Implications for research, theory and practice are discussed.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • The Availability of Peer Support and Disparities in Outpatient Mental
           Health Service Use Among Minority Youth with Serious Mental Illness
    • Abstract: We examine whether the availability of peer support reduces disparities in service use among minority youth ages 16–24 with serious mental illness in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Administrative data from 2015–2018 was used to summarize service use among 13,363 transition age youth age 16–24 with serious mental illness who received services from 183 outpatient public mental health programs; 17.2% were Black, 67.4% were Latinx, and 15.4% were non-Latinx white. The availability of peer support was assessed via a program survey. Generalized linear models were used to assess the relationship between availability of peer support, defined as having a peer specialist on staff, and the annual number of outpatient mental health visits. We also examined the relationship between racial/ethnic concordance of youth and peer specialists and use of outpatient services. Forty-six percent of youth received services from programs that employed peer specialists. Among youth in both counties, the availability of peer support was associated with an increase in annual outpatient visits (P ≤ .05 each). Peer support was associated with reductions in service use disparities among Black and Latinx youth in Los Angeles County (P < .001 each). Peer concordance was associated with an increase in outpatient service use among Latinx youth in both counties (P < .05 each). Peer support was associated with increases in use of outpatient mental health services. Detailed examination of the context for youth peer support implementation is merited to identify the specific pathways that improve outcomes.
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  • Providing Health Physicals and/or Health Monitoring Services in Mental
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           Risk Populations
    • Abstract: Providing physical health care in specialty mental health clinics is a promising approach to improving the health status of adults with serious mental illness, but most programs examined in prior studies are not financially sustainable. This study assessed the impact on quality of care of a low-cost program implemented in New York State that allowed mental health clinics to be reimbursed by Medicaid for provision of health monitoring and health physicals (HM/HP). Medicaid claims data were analyzed with generalized linear multilevel models to examine change over time in quality of physical health care associated with HM/HP services. Recipients of HM/HP services were compared to control clinic patients [Per protocol (PP)] and with non-recipients of HM/HP services from both intervention and control clinics [As-Treated (AT)]. HM/HP clinic patients, regardless of receipt of HM/HP services, were compared with control clinic patients [Intent-to-Treat (ITT)]. Analyses were conducted with adjustment for patient demographic and clinical characteristics and prior year service use. The PP and AT analyses found significant improvement in measure of blood glucose screening for patients on antipsychotic medication and HbA1C testing for patients with diabetes (AOR range 1.26–1.33) and the AT analysis found significant improvement in cholesterol screening for patients on antipsychotic medication (AOR 1.24). However, ITT analysis found no significant changes in quality of care in HM/HP clinic caseloads relative to control clinics. The low-cost HM/HP program has the potential to benefit patients who receive supported services, but its impact is limited by remaining barriers to service implementation.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Introducing a Measurement Feedback System for Youth Mental Health:
           Predictors and Impact of Implementation in a Community Agency
    • Abstract: Measurement feedback systems (MFSs) that routinely collect and report client progress to mental health therapists have demonstrated beneficial impact on outcomes in numerous studies, with evidence that there is a dose–response relationship related to the implementation of the MFS. The current study examined the impact of MFS implementation (Implementation Index) on youth symptom outcomes separately by caregiver and youth self-report. Additionally, we tested the extent to which Implementation Index rates varied by individual therapists and clients, and whether therapist and client characteristics predicted MFS implementation. Methods: Administrative data (client charts, youth- and caregiver-reported Youth Outcome Questionnaires) for 229 youth (52.83% Latinx, 42.79% girls, M age = 10.33) treated during a 1-year period at a community mental health organization in Central Texas were analyzed using multi-level modeling. Caregiver-reported symptoms decreased faster for those with a higher MFS Implementation Index. Between-group differences among therapists accounted for a significant proportion of variance in the Implementation Index for caregiver report, whereas client differences accounted for most of the variance in the Implementation Index for youth self-report. Therapist trainee status predicted a significant increase in the Implementation Index for caregiver-report data. Youth symptom improvement as reported by caregivers varied with the extent of MFS implementation fidelity, and MFS implementation fidelity was higher for clients treated by trainees relative to staff therapists for caregiver report of symptoms.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Partners in School: An Implementation Strategy to Promote Alignment of
           Evidence-Based Practices Across Home and School for Children with Autism
           Spectrum Disorder
    • Abstract: When parents and teachers align their practices across home and school, it may optimize services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Partners in School is a multi-faceted implementation strategy designed to improve ASD services in schools. The goal is to increase parents’ and teachers’ use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and to align those EBPs across settings. We piloted Partners in School with 49 parent–teacher dyads to assess administration and the factors associated with reported fidelity to the model. Specifically, we measured the number of intervention steps both parents and teachers completed (reported alignment) and the characteristics associated with intervention alignment. Partners in School involves parent–teacher participation in a pre-consultation interview, an in-person consultation meeting, active implementation of the same EBPs in their respective settings, and a post-consultation interview. Parents and teachers also completed surveys pre- and post-consultation. On average, parents and teachers completed approximately five EBP steps on their own in their respective settings (i.e., at home or at school). Of these five steps, parents and teachers both completed three of the same EBPs steps, on average. Different factors were related to reported alignment for parents versus teachers; however, a similarity noted for both parents and teachers was that communication variables were associated with reported alignment. Our findings indicate the important role of communication in aligning stakeholders for ASD service delivery models.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Knowing What To Do and When To Do It: Mental Health Professionals and the
           Evidence Base for Treatment Engagement
    • Abstract: Most mental health professionals encounter challenges to helping youth and families enroll and participate in mental health services. The empirical literature suggests that most engagement strategies are well-suited for certain types of engagement challenges. In this mixed-methods study, we examined whether mental health professionals reported using any solutions from the evidence base and, if so, the extent to which these procedures fit the engagement challenges they encountered. We surveyed all 244 mental health professionals working in a large urban school district about their experiences engaging youth and families in services. We coded professionals’ written responses to open-ended questions about the challenges they encountered engaging youth and families in services, along with solutions they used to address these challenges. Most reported engagement challenges (83.3%) had a corresponding solution in the evidence base. Most reported solutions (86.5%) were practices found in the evidence base, yet most practices from the evidence base were infrequently nominated by professionals. Moreover, only 38.5% of professionals reported at least one solution that fit at least one of their challenges. In general, professionals reported using a narrow subset of engagement strategies from the literature, which often did not fit the engagement problems encountered. These results highlight opportunities for developing and disseminating a framework that explicitly coordinates evidence-based solutions matched to specific engagement challenges to support provider selection and application of engagement procedures and ultimately enhance youth and family engagement in services.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Assessing Stakeholder Perceptions of the Utility of Genetic Information
           for the Clinical Care of Mental Health Disorders: We Have a Will but Need
           to See the Way
    • Abstract: Academic stakeholders’ (primarily mental health researchers and clinicians) practices and attitudes related to the translation of genetic information into mental health care were assessed. A three-part survey was administered at two large, urban universities. Response frequencies were calculated. Participants (N = 64) reported moderate levels of translational practice, adequate levels of genetic knowledge, and variable levels of genetic competence. They held positive attitudes toward translating genetic information about mental health broadly but negative attitudes about the impact that such information would have on specific aspects of care. The current study lays the groundwork for further inquiry into translating genetic information to mental health care.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Differential Effect of Community Rehabilitation Reform on Hospitalizations
           of Patients with Chronic Psychotic Disorders With and Without Substance
           Use Disorder, Israel, 1991–2016
    • Abstract: The co-occurrence of schizophrenia and substance use disorder (SUD) is clinically challenging and increasingly prevalent. This study compares trends in hospitalization characteristics of chronic psychotic patients with and without SUD in Israel, before and after introduction of the Community Rehabilitation of Persons with Mental Disability Law in 2000. The National Psychiatric Case Registry provided data on 18,684 adults with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders, hospitalized in 1991–2016 (at least once in 2010–2015). Repeated-measures ANOVA was used to measure the effect (and interactions) of group (patients with and without co-occurring disorders (COD)), time-period (Period1: 1991–2000, Period2: 2001–2009, Period3: 2010–2016) and age, on hospitalization measures—average length of stay (LOS), annual number of hospitalizations and hospitalization days. Among non-COD patients hospitalized in all three periods, LOS declined by half from 133.3 days in Period1 to 63.2 in Period3, and the annual number of hospitalizations increased slightly from 0.45 to 0.56. Among COD patients, LOS declined moderately from 82.7 days to 58.3 days, while annual hospitalizations increased dramatically from 0.56 to 0.82. The annual average number of hospitalization days/capita declined from 49.7 in Period1 to 26.3 in Period3 among non-COD patients, yet remained virtually unchanged among COD patients—39.6 and 37.4 in the two periods, respectively. Since introduction of the law, a significant improvement in hospitalization characteristics of chronic psychotic non-COD patients has been noted, whereas the situation worsened somewhat for COD patients. Community rehabilitation services for COD patients in Israel have yet to develop as a suitable alternative to hospitalization, and additional rehabilitation services are urgently needed.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • Economic Evaluations of Public Health Interventions to Improve Mental
           Health and Prevent Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: A Systematic
           Literature Review
    • Abstract: To review the literature on economic evaluations of public health interventions targeting prevention of mental health problems and suicide, to support evidence based societal resource allocation. A systematic review of economic evaluations within mental health and suicide prevention was conducted including studies published between January 2000 and November 2018. The studies were identified through Medline, PsychINFO, Web of Science, the National Health Service Economic Evaluation Database and Health Technology Assessment. The quality of relevant studies and the transferability of their results were assessed using a criterion set out by the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment. Nineteen studies of moderate to high quality were included in this review, which evaluated 18 interventions in mental health and four interventions in suicide prevention. Fourteen (63%) of all interventions were cost-effective based on the conclusions from original papers. None of the studies that evaluated suicide prevention was of high quality. The interventions largely focused on psychological interventions at school, the workplace and within elderly care as well as screening and brief interventions in primary care. Nine studies (around 50% of included articles) had a high potential for transferability to the Swedish context. Public health interventions aiming to improve mental health have a high potential to be economically beneficial to society, but high-quality evidence on the cost-effectiveness of suicide prevention is limited.
      PubDate: 2021-03-01
       
  • A Portrait of Mental Health Services Utilization and Perceived Barriers to
           Care in Men and Women Evacuated During the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires
    • Abstract: This study examines the influence of gender on mental health services utilization and on perceived barriers to treatment one year after the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. Data was collected through a phone survey from May to July 2017 (N = 1510). Participants were English-speaking evacuees aged 18 and older. Mental health services utilization and barriers to mental health care were assessed with the Perceived Need for Care questionnaire. Probable diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and insomnia were assessed with validated self-report questionnaires. Multiple logistic regressions confirmed that gender was a significant predictor of services utilization, after controlling for associated sociodemographic variables and presence of probable diagnoses. Women were respectively 1.50, 1.55 and 1.86 times more likely than men to receive information, medication and psychological help. Self-reliance was the most frequently reported reason for not receiving help, and motivational barriers, such as pessimism and stigma, were reported in a higher proportion than structural barriers, including nonresponse and finance. No significant gender differences were found in the types of perceived barriers to services. Among the Fort McMurray fire evacuees, mental health services utilization was similar to other studies on natural disaster victims, and higher in women than in men. Efforts to increase services utilization in natural disaster victims should focus on motivational barriers and offering treatments fostering people’s autonomy, such as online treatments.
      PubDate: 2021-02-28
       
  • Reform 2.0: Augmenting Innovative Mental Health Interventions
    • PubDate: 2021-01-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10488-020-01107-1
       
  • Correction to: Participatory System Dynamics Modeling: Increasing
           Stakeholder Engagement and Precision to Improve Implementation Planning in
           Systems
    • Abstract: The article “Participatory System Dynamics Modeling: Increasing Stakeholder Engagement and Precision to Improve Implementation Planning in Systems”, written by “Lindsey Zimmerman, David W. Lounsbury, Craig S. Rosen, Rachel Kimerling, Jodie A. Trafton, Steven E. Lindley”, was originally published Online First without Open Access. After publication in volume 43, issue 6, pages 834–849 the author decided to opt for Open Choice and to make the article an Open Access publication. Therefore, the copyright of the article has been changed to © The
      Authors 2020 and the article is forthwith distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.
      PubDate: 2021-01-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10488-020-01105-3
       
 
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