RAND Mental Health Systems Initiative
A resource for improving access to quality mental health services in communities across the country through broad expertise and state-of-the-art methods
A fraught regulatory environment, inequities in access to care, insurance complexities and stigma are just a few of the barriers that prevent half of people with mental health conditions from receiving care.
Mental health systems have the potential to solve some of these problems, and RAND is uniquely positioned to help. The RAND Mental Health Systems Initiative is a multidisciplinary team with hundreds of experts that can help you navigate the complexities of policy to provide people with the high-quality, evidence-based mental health care they need.
A Holistic Approach
Mental health is affected by so much more than one's treatment plan, or lack thereof. Mental health is intertwined with clinical and social factors like homelessness, criminal justice issues, physical disabilities, and many more. That's why RAND approaches mental health delivery problems in ways that consider interdependencies and resource constraints to break down silos and improve outcomes.
RAND can establish a baseline, benchmarks, and targets for system improvement.
Client: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
RAND has unique experience leading consensus building exercises to generate buy-in.
Client: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
RAND experts combine policy and behavioral health care knowledge to advise clients on policy solutions.
Client: Washington D.C. Public System of Care
RAND can leverage big data and techniques like machine learning to forecast the impacts of potential policies.
Clients: A range of individuals, corporations, corporate and philanthropic foundations, and health system stakeholders
RAND can measure impact on factors like patient outcome improvements, cost savings, and return on investment.
Client: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
RAND represents more than 1,000 policy experts in a wide range of disciplines, with unrivaled expertise advising on mental health systems. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan and committed to the public interest. Our published work is available free to the public, expanding each project’s reach and impact.
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Let’s start a discussion about how we can work together to solve mental health care problems.
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