Building on integrated data sources from Arizona’s medical, mental health, and criminal justice systems, this project explores opportunities to better coordinate services for persons with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Using interactive system dynamics modeling and network analysis methods, pathways are mapped for people and dollars moving between and within the state’s medical, mental health, and criminal justice systems. The 2-year project plans to develop interactive simulation models, informed by stakeholder input, to explore how changes to funding streams and service delivery models can produce improved health and social outcomes.
William J. Riley, PhD, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, and
Michael Shafer, PhD, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, School of Social Work, Arizona State University