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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference

Evaluation of Florida’s Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan: Rationale, Implementation, and Initial Findings

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Amy Vargo; Patty Sharrock; Roger Boothroyd

All Authors for this paper: Amy Vargo; Patty Sharrock; Roger Boothroyd; Patricia Robinson; Sharon Lardieri; Frank Reyes; Mary Armstrong

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: This presentation will summarize the design, implementation, and evaluation of Florida’s new state-wide mental health managed care program for children in the child welfare system. The session will include a description of the managed care program, an overview of the evaluation design, and initial findings associated with 1) stakeholders perceptions’ regarding program implementation, 2) foster parents’ level of satisfaction with the program, and 3) an assessment of the quality of care. Recommendations for improvement will be discussed.

Date: Monday, February 25, 2008

Session Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM