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Key Personnel:
Amanda Fixsen
Mary I. Armstrong

Using Research to Shape Future Directions of Children's Managed Mental Health Care

Publication Date: 11/1/2007

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Through a contractual arrangement with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) has conducted studies of Florida's implementation of managed mental health care over the past 11 years (1996–2006). This policy brief is the product of a comprehensive review of 19 studies and yields a more global view of the impact of managed mental health care in the state of Florida on children with serious emotional problems and their families. Summative findings, trends, and policy and practice recommendations from studies regarding children's managed mental health care are presented.