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Citation:  Walker, J. S., Koroloff, N., & Mehess, S. J. (2015). Community and state systems change associated with the Healthy Transitions Initiative. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 42 (2), 254-271.
Title:  Community and state systems change associated with the Healthy Transitions Initiative
Authors:  Walker, J. S., Koroloff, N., & Mehess, S. J.
Year:  2015
Journal/Publication:  The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Publisher:  Springer
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-014-9452-5
Full text:  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11414-014-9452-5   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Service change at the program or agency level for emerging adults with serious mental health challenges cannot happen without related changes at the systems or policy level.
Purpose:  The purpose of this article is to describe one set of efforts to create intentional system change at both the community and state levels. These changes were pursued by states and communities that received grants under the federally funded Healthy Transitions Initiative (HTI), with the goal of creating more effective services for young adults with serious mental health conditions. The authors review the development of a measure to assess systems change efforts at the state and community levels and describe the findings from when the measure was used to assess the change that occurred in the HTI sites over a period of about 3.5 years.

Disabilities served:  Chronic mental illness
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Other