July 19, 2022 (NewsRx) — By a News reporter staff news editor at Daily Insurance News — A new study on mental illness and conditions is now available. According to news reports from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from NewsRx correspondents, the research explained, “To identify the state-level policies and policy areas that are considered by state decision-makers and advocates to be most important in positively influencing the use of child mental health services (CMHS). We used a modified Delphi technique (i.e., two rounds of questionnaires and one interview) in Spring 2021 to ascertain perceptions of state policies affecting use among officials and state mental health advocates (n=28) from twelve states of CMHS.”
Financial support for this research came from NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Our newsroom received a quote from research by Drexel University, “Participants rated a list of predefined policies on a 7-point Likert scale (1=not important, 7=extremely important) in the following policy areas: insurance coverage and limits, mental health services, school, and community. Participants added nine guidelines to the initial list of 24 guidelines. The school policy area was perceived as the most important, while the social policy area was perceived as the least important after the first questionnaire and as the second most important policy area after the second questionnaire. The individual policies considered most important were school-based mental health services, state parity for mental health, and Medicaid reimbursement rates.”
According to the news editors, the study concluded: “Key stakeholders in CMHS should use this set of guidelines to understand the current policy landscape in their state and to identify gaps in policy areas and potential policy opportunities to develop a more comprehensive system to address Creating mental health in children from a holistic, evidence-based policy-making perspective.”
This research has been peer reviewed.
For more information on this research, see: State Policies That Impact the Design of Children’s Mental Health Services: a modified Delphi study. Management and policy in mental health and Research on mental health services2022. Management and policy in mental health and Research on mental health services available at: Springer, A New York plazasuite 4600, New York, NY, United States. (Springer – www.springer.com; Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Research on mental health services – http://www.springerlink.com/content/0894-587x/)
The news editors report that additional information is available by contacting Katherine L Nelson, Drexel University, Department of Health Management and PolicyDornsife Sch Publ Hlth, 3215 Marktstr, Philly, PA 19104, United States. Other authors for this research include Brent Langellier, Byron J Powell, Felice Le-Scherban, Paul Shatuk, Kimberly Hoagwood and Jonathan Purtle.
The Direct Object Identifier (DOI) for this additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-022-01201-6. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document, either free or for sale, that can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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