Financing and Service Delivery Integration for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Financing and Service Delivery Integration for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Project Summary

Fragmentation and lack of coordination between health care delivery, public health, and community service systems represent a significant barrier to improving health, well-being, and equity. Drawing from health care, public health, social work, criminology, health economics, and biomedical informatics, the investigators are investigating system-level strategies that achieve alignment, partnership and synergy across the delivery and financing systems for medical care, public health, and social and community services, specifically by:

  • using Participatory Action Research methodologies to investigate and identify gaps in how multisector services, delivery systems, and financing streams are currently aligned;
  • estimating and identifying redundancies, gaps, and bottle-necks in the current health system to understand the fragmented and siloed structure of health care for persons with behavioral health disorders; and
  • triangulating multisector evidence regarding alignment of financing and delivery systems.

Principal Investigators

  • William J. Riley, PhD, Professor, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Arizona State University
  • Michael Shafer, PhD, Center Director, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Methodology

A natural experiment grounded in Community-Based Participatory Research, the mixed-methods research design includes structural equation modeling, social network analysis, and causal modeling.

Project Details

Year: 
2016
Status: 
Active
Primary Investigator: 
William Riley

Related Content

Title Date Typesort descending
Framework for Multisector Alignment Research
11/27/2020
Article
Blog: System and Services Research for Better Health
04/18/2017
Communication
Press Release: New Studies Test Novel Systems for Integrating Medical, Public Health, and Social Services
03/18/2016
Communication
Modeling System Fragmentation and Alignment Opportunities Across Medical, Behavioral, and Criminal Justice Systems for Persons with Mental Illness (AcademyHealth ARM 2016)
06/26/2016
Presentation
Creating a Culture of Behavioral Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Multi-Sector Alignment (Summer Institute)
07/20/2018
Presentation
The Integration Quotient: Use of Claims Data to Asses Implementation of Integrated Healthcare Services (AZ Wellbeing Commons 2017)
09/06/2017
Presentation
Webinar: Financing and Service Delivery Integration for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (Research-in-Progress Series)
10/18/2017
Presentation
Measuring System Integration Using Multisector Claims-Based Network Analysis: Differences in Network Structure for Persons with and without Serious Mental Illness (AcademyHealth ARM 2018)
06/25/2018
Presentation
Webinar: Financing and Service Delivery Integration for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (Research-in-Progress Series)
11/10/2016
Presentation
Financing and Service Delivery Integration for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (Research-in-Progress Webinar Series)
12/05/2018
Presentation

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