• June 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 5

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Effective Strategies for Funding Systems of Care

Examples of effective financing strategies to support systems of care are the focus of a new publication from the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health at the University of South Florida. Effective Financing Strategies for Systems of Care: Examples From the Field is based on site visits to four States and four regional or local programs. The report groups strategies into seven areas that should be addressed in a financing plan:

  • Identifying spending and utilization patterns across agencies
  • Realigning funding streams and structure
  • Financing appropriate services and supports
  • Financing to support family and youth partnerships
  • Financing to improve cultural and linguistic competence and reduce disparities in care
  • Financing to improve the workforce and provider network
  • Financing for accountability

An additional chapter provides information specific to financing for Tribal systems of care. The study was conducted by Beth Stroul, Sheila Pires, Mary Armstrong, Jan McCarthy, Karabelle Pizzigati, and Ginny Wood. It is intended as a technical assistance document to guide stakeholders in identifying financing strategies that might be implemented in their own States or communities.

This publication is available on the USF website:

http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/rtcpubs/hctrking/pubs/Study03-exp-fr-field.pdf (2,805 - KB)

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