Intensive care coordination helps to save money by serving youth with severe mental health in community-based settings rather than inpatient facilities, according to a study published by Georgia Health Policy Center researchers in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. This is the first study to find evidence of longer-term spending reductions for… more »
Self-reported crime exposure is significantly associated with poorer behavioral health in adolescents, according to a study published recently in the Community Mental Health Journal by a Georgia Health Policy Center researcher. Since both direct victimization and indirect exposure, through witnessing violence or knowing someone who was victimized, are independently tied to poorer mental health… more »
During the 2015-2016 school year, the program, administered by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Children, Young Adults, and Families, built… more »
Georgia has fewer children and young adults with private health insurance and a greater proportion of uninsured young people, compared to national averages, according to a brief report recently published by Georgia Health Policy Center researcher Brandon Attell in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association.
Data was analyzed from the 2014… more »
The Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) employs a three-pronged focus on research, policy, and practice. The Center of Excellence’s research and evaluation team assesses behavioral health program effectiveness, while the center’s policy analysis team appraises financing structures and service delivery opportunities for improving the behavioral health… more »