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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Using a Data Support System to Build an Empirically-based Culture for Change

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Session Number: Friday Plenary Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Kay Hodges; Jim Wotring; Jamie Pennell

All Authors for this paper: Kay Hodges; Jim Wotring; Jamie Pennell

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: In Michigan, a partnership among university evaluators, state administrators and community providers has generated a client outcome data system that has been used to modify policies and practices within the state's public mental health system. This system has supported a continuous improvement process at every level, including the state, the provider, the practitioner, and the family. In this session, presenters describe the iterative process behind the 10-year development of this performance measurement system, and illustrate how its focus on meaningful and useful data on youths served, outcomes for subgroups, and predictors of poor outcomes has promoted cooperation and coordination among stakeholders. Presenters will provide examples on how data were used to identify community programs with exemplary outcomes, generate interest in evidence-based treatments, and garner support for a statewide training initiative. A parent representative will offer a perspective on the value of continuously monitoring outcome for individual parents as well as for overall accountability of the system.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM