Research Category: Mental Health

Community Health Improvement Plan 2017-2019, Johnson County, Kansas

April 12, 2017

Johnson County's Community Health Improvement Plan based on the county's health assessment.

Budget Basics: Mental Health

February 1, 2017

Mental health services are funded through Missouri’s Department of Mental Health (DMH), which plays a critical role in providing access to mental health care for 170,000 adults and children in Missouri who struggle with serious mental illness, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities. The majority of treatment is provided through a...

Budget Basics: Child Welfare

Child welfare programs focus on the safety and protection of children and youth in Missouri. Preventing child abuse and neglect (CA/N) has profound implications, not only for protection of children in the short-term, but to prevent damaging and costly long-term consequences. The lifetime cost of CA/N per child has been...

Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Wyandotte County, Kansas, Adults

May 1, 2016

Researchers have demonstrated a link between adverse childhood experiences (ACE) of abuse, neglect and family dysfunction and health status later in life. This may be explained in part by a toxic physiological stress response, such as elevated stress hormone levels, to multiple stressors, which may have damaging effects on a...

Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Behavioral Health

March 28, 2016

Across the country, state and local officials are increasingly focused on improving health outcomes for people living with mental illness or substance use disorders. This brief analyzes national data on behavioral health and reviews published research focused on how Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act advances the goal of...

Policy Statement on Funding Mechanisms for School-Based Health Services

January 20, 2016

School health services play a critical role in ensuring that children and youth have access to high-quality, affordable health care. By providing physical health, mental health, oral health, and youth development services on school campuses, school-based health centers (SBHCs) and other school health providers positively impact students’ health and learning.

HCFGKC 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As HCF completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order to...

Mental Health Websites

August 16, 2015

African-American Health Resources American Psychiatric Association (APA): The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective...

Children’s Mental Health Best Practices Literature Review

May 31, 2015

Children’s mental health issues are commonly addressed in family-focused treatment, integrated community-based treatment, and school-based treatment. Children’s mental health services are distinct from adult mental health services in that: 1) Children experience rapid developmental changes within a much shorter amount of time than adults; 2) Family context must be taken...

Adult Mental Illness Best Practices Literature Review

The literature suggests that there is no one absolute best way in which to treat adult mental illness. Because there are a large number of evidence-based interventions which have reported success, this document will only provide a summary of the information found in the literature.

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