WA Social Security Administration - Mental Health Treatment Study



“The Mental Health Treatment Study (MHTS) evaluated the impact that better access to treatment and employment support services would have on outcomes such as medical recovery, functioning, employment, and benefit receipt for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries with a primary impairment of schizophrenia or affective disorder. We examined the advantages and disadvantages of providing these SSDI beneficiaries access to high quality services designed to improve their employment outcomes.  The services included systematic medication management, the services of a nurse-care coordinator to coordinate participants’ physical and mental health therapies, and the services of a supported employment specialist trained in the individual placement and support model.  We also paid for out-of-pocket mental health expenses and other expenses necessary to help participants return to work.” [Study included Vancouver, WA]

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Other
  • Mental Health
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