Mar 13, 2018
This report examines the reach and impact of Mental Health Service Act--funded programs in Los Angeles County, with a focus on prevention and early intervention programs for children and transition-age youth (TAY) and Full-Service Partnership programs for children, TAY, and adults.
Los Angeles County used Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds to greatly expand access to Full-Service Partnership (FSP) services and offer new prevention and early intervention (PEI) services. This report examines the reach of key MHSA-funded activities and what the impact of those activities has been, with a focus on PEI programs for children and transition-age youth (TAY) and FSP programs for children, TAY, and adults.
The evaluation found evidence that the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH) is reaching the highly vulnerable population it seeks to reach with its FSP and youth PEI programs. Furthermore, those reached by the programs experience improvements in their mental health and life circumstances. Refining data collection will enable more-thorough evaluation of processes of care and would inform the program's quality-improvement efforts.
Results: Reach and Outcomes of Prevention and Early Intervention for Youth
Results: Reach and Outcomes of Full-Service Partnerships for Children and Transition-Age Youth
Results: Reach and Outcomes of Full-Service Partnerships for Adults
Lessons Learned, Recommendations, and Conclusions
Clinical Data Set
Reduction of Clinically Significant Symptoms from Baseline for PEI Practices, Using General and Specific Outcome Measures