5177.0 Mental Health Policy and Practice

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Leaders in the field will present their latest work reflective of the interrelatedness of mental health policy and practice.
Session Objectives: Learners will identify factors that increase Medicaid expenditures within a population of recipients with psychiatric illness, recognize the impact of state policies on long-term mental health beds and financial viability of acute psychiatric beds, identify policy/policymaking variables that determine state mental health policies, identify 4 acute care measures of the infrastructure capacity for meeting the needs of the seriously mentally ill, articulate states' innovative uses of the community mental health services block grant program, describe how Healthy People 2020 relates to the mental health and substance use care communities.

12:30 PM
Evolution of state variations in public mental health policymaking and its effect on access
Walter Jones, PhD, Anouk Grubaugh, PhD, Christopher Freuh, PhD and Richard Lindrooth, PhD
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
Adequacy of California's hospital infrastructural capacity for treating the mentally ill
Linda Remy, PhD, Geraldine Oliva, MD, MPH and Ted Clay, MS
1:30 PM
Whole health campaign: Current status and next steps
Ronald William Manderscheid, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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