Rees-Jones System Assessment Focuses on Children’s Mental Health in Dallas County
Assessments are valuable tools for communities to help take stock of their resources, identify gaps in care, and understand how various systems work or, in some cases, don’t work together. MMHPI develops these assessments for communities seeking to close those gaps and ensure resources are being used to the maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
Recently, MMHPI and The Rees-Jones Foundation completed the Dallas County Mental Health Service Delivery Systems Assessment, which focused on the children’s mental health delivery system.
The report provides recommendations to enhance service delivery and emphasizes the utilization of the Child Psychiatry Access Network, telehealth and telemedicine, as well as the need for expansion of evidence-based strategies.
This was an exciting project for MMHPI because it focuses on specialty providers (i.e., those who offer more traditional office-based care) and enabled our team to expand and enhance our thinking and framework for what constitutes a successful system.
MMHPI and The Rees-Jones Foundation will continue to connect with the providers to better understand how the contents within the report are used at their agencies, as well as discuss any insights learned from the current crisis to further support the work providers do throughout the Dallas community.
Read the full report on the Project Page: Dallas County Mental Health Service Delivery System for Children, Youth, and Families