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Archive for February, 2009

New Mexico issues RFP for new state-funded CTI programs

New Mexico has become the first state to issue a request for proposals calling specifically for new programs using CTI to assist persons with mental illness in the transition from institutions, treatment programs, and other high-cost transitional programs to sustainable long term supportive living in the community.  Value Options, Inc., the organization responsible for managing

Project Connect aims to improve outcomes for frequent users of hospital emergency services

Conceptualizing discharge from psychiatric emergency rooms (ER) as a “critical time” of transition, researchers at New York State Psychiatric Institute have launched Project Connect, a pilot program that adapts CTI for frequent users at New York Presbyterian Hospital, home to one of New York City’s busiest psychiatric emergency departments.  In evaluating Project Connect, the research

Houston using CTI to assist persons with mental illness following release from jail

CTI is now being implemented in Harris County, Texas with adults with SMI following discharge from the county jail.  The project is being carried out by the mental health unit of the county sheriff’s office in collaboration with the local county Mental Health Association with training and consultation provided by the Center for Urban Community