274937 Integrating Quality into Behavioral Health Care

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sarah Wattenberg, MSW , Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, US HHS, Washington, DC, Afghanistan
Behavioral health is an integral component of our health care system. For those with psychiatric or substance abuse disorders, general medical outcomes can be poor (Horsfall, Cleary, Hunt, & Walter, 2009). Service delivery in behavioral health often suffers from substantial variation in how interventions are selected, implemented, and evaluated (Wandersman et al., 2009). Using examples, we will describe how the 9 Aims for Quality in Public Health can be operationalized for the continuum of service delivery in behavior health (promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery) and propose methods for developing and evaluating the these aims in behavioral health.

Learning Objectives:
Identify methods for developing and evaluating quality in behavioral health

Keywords: Behavioral Research, Quality

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 15 years professional experience as a Behavioral Health Expert
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.