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Allegheny County Community Treatment Teams A Review of 2014 Key Outcomes (February 2016)

Community Treatment Teams (CTTs) provide services to people with serious mental illness who have very complex needs but have not benefited from other traditional services.

Throughout 2014, various trainings, technical assistance, and quality improvement activities were undertaken by the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health, Community Care Behavioral Health, Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. (AHCI), and the providers to assure high-quality CTT services. In the enclosed report, AHCI reports on how CTTs are following the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) evidence-based practice as evaluated by national and local outcome measures.

PSH 2015 Update (August 2016)

One of the most urgent needs of people with serious mental illness is quality, affordable, permanent housing. Since 2006, the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program has assisted people with serious mental illness to find, get and keep apartments by combining rental subsidies with community-based housing supports.

In the PSH 2015 Update report, Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. (AHCI) provides an update of demographic information and outcomes for people who found housing through the PSH program. This report focuses on housing tenure, psychiatric hospitalizations, and use of behavioral health services while people are in PSH.

The Value of Engagement in SUD Treatment (July 2016)

Ensuring that people receive sufficient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment is important given the increase in the number of people with opioid addictions over the past few years. People who continue SUD treatment for 90 days or longer tend to use fewer acute services and have better outcomes than those who do not remain in treatment for at least 90 days.

Given the above, the purpose of The Value of Engagement in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment report is to provide demographic information and behavioral health service use for people in Allegheny County who remained engaged in SUD treatment for 90 days or longer in comparison to those who did not, highlighting notable changes. Information regarding current Allegheny County initiatives to address engagement in treatment is provided as well.

Topaz: A Recovery Story (June 2016)

The approaches to behavioral health treatment have evolved over time.  The attached report demonstrates this through the story of one person who is part of the Allegheny County HealthChoices program.  It features her personal experiences with institutional and community-based approaches to care from 1999 to 2015.

A Comparative Analysis of National Behavioral Health Standards and Allegheny County’s Performance (August 2015)

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures are used by a majority of health plans in the United States. These widely-used measures allow health plans to compare themselves to national benchmarks. As such, Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. (AHCI) developed the attached fact sheet, A Comparative Analysis of National Behavioral Health Standards and Allegheny County’s Performance.

This fact sheet was prepared to communicate Allegheny County’s performance in the following areas compared to other Medicaid plans across the country: Follow-Up after Hospitalization for Mental Illness, and Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Medication. An analysis of these HEDIS measures in comparison to Allegheny County’s performance can help identify areas in need of quality improvement.

Mayview Five Year Report (April 2015)

Beginning in July 2005, representatives of behavioral health authorities in the region (Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence and Washington counties) worked together to develop a plan for supporting people discharged from Mayview State Hospital (MSH) in their communities. With the official closure of MSH in 2008, the region has been operating without a state hospital for over five years.

Mayview Five Year Report Summary

Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders in Allegheny County: 2013 (January 2015)

The “Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders in Allegheny County: 2013″ report is designed to help system stakeholders understand the utilization of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) among people who received substance use disorder treatment for alcohol use disorders in the County in 2013.

A 2013 Update on Allegheny County Community Treatment Team Key Outcomes (October 2014)

Community Treatment Teams (CTTs) provide services to people with serious mental illness who often also have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. CTTs in Allegheny County follow the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, an evidence-based practice. In this report, Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. (AHCI) summarizes the evidence-based and local outcomes for people using CTT services. The report also summarizes the range of quality improvement activities undertaken by the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health, Community Care Behavioral Health, AHCI, and the providers to assure high-quality CTT services.

Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid-related Disorders in Allegheny County: 2013 (September 2014)

This report is designed to help system stakeholders understand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and its availability for people with opioid-related disorders in the County in 2013.

A 2013 Update on the Permanent Supportive Housing Program in Allegheny County (June 2014)

This report provides an update of demographic information and outcomes for people who found housing through the PSH program. This report focuses on housing tenure, psychiatric hospitalizations, and use of behavioral health services while people are in PSH.

Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid-related Disorders in Allegheny County: 2012 (May 2014)

This report is designed to help system stakeholders understand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and its availability for people with opioid-related disorders in the County.

A 2012 Update on Allegheny County Community Treatment Team Key Outcomes (April 2014)

Community Treatment Teams (CTTs) provide services to people with serious mental illness who often also have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. CTTs in Allegheny County follow the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, an evidence-based practice. In this report, Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. (AHCI) summarizes the evidence-based and local outcomes for people using CTT services. The report also summarizes the range of quality improvement activities undertaken by the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health, Community Care Behavioral Health, AHCI, and the providers to assure high-quality CTT services.

RTF Fact Sheet (February 2014)

Residential treatment facilities (RTFs) are places where youth live for a period of time to receive behavioral health treatment for severe emotional and behavioral problems. As one of the most intensive services youth can receive, the analysis of trends and patterns is of critical importance. Allegheny HealthChoices developed this fact sheet titled, “Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Services for Allegheny County Youth,” to provide a profile of youth receiving RTF services in Allegheny County and to see if this population had any patterns regarding service utilization and/or demographic characteristics.

 

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