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Improving Outcomes for Children in Crisis with Evidence-Based Tools

Health Management Associates (HMA) has partnered with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Technical Assistance Coalition to produce a series of briefs that characterize the opportunities to improve coordination of services for children.

In this brief, “Improving Outcomes for Children in Crisis with Evidence-Based Tools,” the HMA team of experts which include Rachel Bembas, Lauren Niles, Caitlin Thomas-Henkel and Uma Ahluwalia, outline limitations of current pediatric quality measures and several approaches to measure and track goals and objectives while offering a call to action at both the state and local levels. The brief calls on federal, state, and local entities, payers, provider organizations, and community-based organizations to collectively take steps to bolster and improve existing standardized monitoring, evaluation, and quality measurement efforts for youth mental health.



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Rachel Bembas

Rachel Bembas, PhD

Philadelphia, PA
Lauren Niles

Lauren Niles

Washington, DC
Uma Ahluwalia

Uma Ahluwalia, MSW, MHA

Managing Principal
Baltimore, MD