Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health to Support Implementation of the Governor’s Children’s Mental Health Recommendations

The Georgia Health Policy Center will support Georgia’s Interagency Directors Team (IDT) in the implementation of the recommendations released by the Governor’s Commission on Children’s Mental Health. The commission’s newly released report provides recommendations for improving state mental health services for children that focus on important behavioral health needs including school-based… more »

Evaluation Finds State Wraparound Services Improve Youth Functioning

Nearly 1,000 youth and emerging adults with severe emotional disturbance (SED) annually receive care coordination, education, and skill-building services in their communities through High Fidelity Wraparound programs in Georgia. An evaluation of the program’s operations in 2014 conducted by the Georgia Health Policy Center’s Center… more »


Susan McLaren

Posted On March 18, 2014

Susan McLaren is a senior research associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center. She leads the research and evaluation work for the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health team. Her evaluation projects are related to children’s behavioral health, Systems of Care, Medicaid, Georgia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, care coordination, program evaluation, and collaborative… more »