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  • Employment reaches 36 percent for people with mental illness in Ohio

    An analysis of employment data from23 behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio shows that 36 percent of people with serious mental illness who received evidence-based Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS) services were competitively employed in full-time or part-time jobs in September 2011. The number is significant, because the national average was 37 percent in that same month for similar services delivered at multiple organizations in 12 states as part of the Johnson & Johnson-Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program.

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  • New implementation tool helps make integrated primary and behavioral healthcare programs a reality for people with severe mental illness

    Shawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to develop one of the first planning and evaluation instruments in the United States that helps organizations integrate primary and behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness. Shawnee is using the new Integrated Treatment Tool to develop and improve primary care facilities and services in its three-county service area. This initiative is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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  • Center develops research-informed practices, partnerships to curb impacts of exposure to violence

    Part 6 of a series on mental health and addiction-services research and training initiatives at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Discover what researchers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education have been learning about incidents of violence that occur every day in homes and neighborhoods: the impacts are just as staggering as news-making incidents like school shootings and armed standoffs.

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  • Data analysis of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment reveals cost savings for State of Ohio

    Researchers from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University recently conducted an analysis of claims data for behavioral-health services in the State of Ohio and found that Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, helped save the state approximately $1.4 million in service costs for a group of 160 people diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorder.

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