Successful Systems Integration Strategies: The ACCESS Program for Persons Who Are Homeless and Mentally Ill

  title={Successful Systems Integration Strategies: The ACCESS Program for Persons Who Are Homeless and Mentally Ill},
  author={Joseph J. Cocozza and Henry J. Steadman and Deborah L. Dennis and Margaret Blasinsky and Frances L. Randolph and Matthew Johnsen and Howard H. Goldman},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
In 1993, the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports (ACCESS) federal demonstration program was initiated. Using a quasi-experimental design, the 5-year demonstration program sought to assess the impact of integrated systems of care on outcomes for homeless persons with mental illness. The authors report on which integration strategies were chosen and how their implementation is quantified. Data collected primarily through annual site visits revealed that only two… CONTINUE READING

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