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2012 Adult Mental Health & Well-Being Survey show/hide

The 2012 Adult Mental Health & Well-Being Survey was administered by mail in June 2012. The survey was mailed to individuals who received services during the previous eight months from MaineCare Section 17 Community Support Services or Section 97 Services Adult Residential Services (PNMI).

A total of 10,696 names and addresses of adults receiving an SMI related service were obtained from the APS HealthCare, Inc. data system, CareConnection. This group of 10,696 is referred to as the "service population". Of that 10,696, 9,834 surveys were mailed to valid addresses. Of the 9,834 valid addresses, the DHHS Office of Continuous Quality Improvement Services received back 1,342 completed surveys for a response rate of 13.6%.

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2011 Adult Mental Health & Well-Being Survey show/hide

The 2011 Adult Mental Health & Well-Being Survey was administered by mail in June 2011. The survey was mailed to individuals who received a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) related service during the previous eight months. Results from the survey are reported annually to stakeholders of the mental health system, including service recipients and their family members, community service providers, and state mental health officials. By examining trends and consumer satisfaction, we can continue to gauge the perceptions of how well services are being provided and use this information side by side with additional measures of service outcomes to improve and enhance the experience of service recipients.

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2010 Adult Mental Health & Well-Being Survey show/hide

The 2010 Adult Mental Health & Well-Being Survey was administered by mail in June 2010. The survey was mailed to individuals who received services during the previous eight months from MaineCare Section 17 Community Support Services or Section 97 Services Adult Residential Services (PNMI).

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2009 Adult DIG Mental Health and Well-Being Survey show/hide

The DHHS Adult Mental Health and Well-Being Survey is a survey that is administered annually to adults receiving publicly funded mental health services from DHHS. The survey assesses consumer experiences and satisfaction with Maines mental health system. By examining trends and consumer satisfaction, DHHS can continue to gauge the perceptions of how well services are being provided and use this information side by side with additional measures of service outcomes to improve and enhance the experience of service recipients.

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2009 Annual Class Member Survey show/hide

The Annual Class Member Survey is sent to all AMHI class members who live in Maine. Consumers are asked about their impressions of the quality and accessibility of their mental health services. The survey also gathers demographic data, information about consumer satisfaction, and questions related to consumer outcomes.

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2007 Annual Class Member Survey show/hide

The Annual Class Member Survey is sent to all AMHI class members who live in Maine. Consumers are asked about their impressions of the quality and accessibility of their mental health services. The survey also gathers demographic data, information about consumer satisfaction, and questions related to consumer outcomes.

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2006 Executive Summary for the Adult Consumer Survey show/hide

This report is a review of survey results of individual experiences with the mental health system and services, including, Individual Perception of Care (accessibility, quality and appropriateness, active participation in treatment decision-making, outcomes, cultural competency and outcomes), Increased Social Supports/Community Connectedness and Improved Level of Functioning. By continuing to look at trends and recipient satisfaction we can better gauge perceptions of how well services are being provided and use this information side by side with additional measures of service outcomes to improve and enhance the experiences of service recipients.

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The Competitive Employment Interview show/hide

The Competitive Employment Interview was a concept of the Maine State Rehabilitation Council and is a joint quality improvement effort by the Maine State Rehabilitative Committee, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Adult Mental Health Services (OAMHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation services (DVR), and Muskie School of Public Service.  The purpose of the Competitive Employment Interview came out of a need to further develop our understanding on those influences that may be significantly improving an individual’s opportunity to work competitively full-time.

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DHHS Adult Mental Health and Well-Being Survey show/hide

The DHHS Adult Mental Health and Well-Being Survey is a survey that is administered annually to adults receiving publicly funded mental health services from DHHS. The survey assesses consumer experiences and satisfaction with Maine’s mental health system. By examining trends and consumer satisfaction, DHHS can continue to gauge the perceptions of how well services are being provided and use this information side by side with additional measures of service outcomes to improve and enhance the experience of service recipients.

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Family Guardian 2008 Data Summary Report show/hide

The Family Guardian Survey is a National Core Indicators Project (NCI) tool that is mailed each year to private guardians adults (over 18 years old) receiving services from Developmental Services and living outside the guardian's home. The survey has been developed to assess families' experiences, exploring specific aspects of service system’s capabilities and effectiveness. With a standardized questionnaire format, families may express their overall level of satisfaction and share experiences with services and supports. Results provide an opportunity to monitor and track changes over time, compare results statewide and nationally, and establish focus areas for quality improvement based on input from families

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Assertive Community Treatment in Maine: Evaluating Fidelity, Service Use and Outcomes show/hide

Supported Employment Services in Maine: Evaluating Fidelity, Service use and outcome show/hide

During the Spring of 2007, Department’s Office of Quality Improvement Services undertook a fidelity assessment of community agencies providing supported employment services to adults with a primary mental health diagnosis. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Implementation Kit along with the Dartmouth Supported Employment Services Treatment Scale served as a primary resource and guide to the Maine Supported Employment Services Fidelity Evaluation.

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A Report on How Well Maine’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams Adhere to Treatment Guidelines show/hide

In 2006 the DHHS Office of Quality Improvement and Office of Adult Mental Health Services assessed all of the ACT Teams in Maine to determine if they are being implemented as intended.

ACT is an intensive service provided on a 24/7 basis to individuals with severe mental illness who experience the most difficult symptoms and have the most serious problems living independently in the community. Due to the nature of the symptoms these individuals experience, they are often hospitalized, homeless, involved in the criminal justice system, and/or using illegal substances. . “Fidelity” to the treatment model is important because research indicates high fidelity ACT teams are more effective than low fidelity ACT teams in reducing the use of psychiatric hospitalization and successfully assisting individuals to live safely and independently in the community.

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Exploring Childrens Assertive Community Treatment and Home and Community-Based Treatment: Results of a PrePost Study of Service and Cost Outcomes show/hide

Dr. Jay Yoe from the Office of Continuous Quality Improvement Services and Doug Patrick from the Office of Child and Family Services recently presented a study, Exploring Childrens Assertive Community Treatment and Home and Community-Based Treatment: Results of a PrePost Study of Service and Cost Outcomes, at the 24th Annual Childrens Mental Health Research Conference. The study looks at the effectiveness of two intensive in-home mental health treatment approaches for children and youth experiencing severe emotional and behavioral challenges to examine the changes in MaineCare service use and expenditures before and after in-home treatment.

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The Interdependence of Mental Health and Physical Health show/hide

The case for creating integrated systems of care.

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DHHS Dashboard Performance Indicators 2008 show/hide

The “Dashboard Performance Indicators 2008”, is an at a glance booklet designed to let the reader easily discover how Maine is doing on key health status statistics and quality indicators. The Dashboard Performance Indicators touch upon the following areas; Public Health, Safety, Cost, Access and Quality. The booklet has two main sections; the first half is the DHHS Dashboard Performance Indicator Tables, which contain the Indicators, the data for each Indicator as well as the definitions and data sources for each indicator. The second half of the book is the DHHS Dashboard Performance Indicator Graphs, which provides graphs for all indicators.

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"Building a Community-Based Mental Health System for Children and Adolescents in Maine: Service Use, Costs, and Policy Directions" show/hide

Recent presentation by Dr. Jay Yoe, Director of the Office of Continuous Quality Improvement(OCQI) at the SAMHSA/CMS Invitational Conference on Medicaid and Mental Health Services/Substance Abuse Treatment on September 26th. The presentation entitled “Building a Community-Based Mental Health System for Children and Adolescents in Maine: Service Use, Costs, and Policy Directions” reviewed findings from a recent study conducted by OCQI on Children’s mental health service use and costs in Maine and highlighted trends in service use and costs and current policy initiatives.

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Executive Summary for Florida Conference SKG show/hide

This Presentation on the Development of a Trauma Informed System of Care Assessment Tool was recently shared at the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health at the University of South Florida in the Winter of 2008.

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Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Health and Human Services show/hide

The review covers targeted service areas including: financial assistance programs, child and family services- child welfare services, elder services – long-term care services, MR/DD services, mental health services (children’s & adults), and substance abuse services and provides a comparison of the health profile of Maine citizens and other New England States.

(Microsft Power Point)

 

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