Quality Outcomes

Week 2 – Discussion


Quality Outcomes

What kind of outcomes would you use to measure quality in your setting? To do this, you will want to consider how your agency defines quality in mental health care services. Discuss existing benchmarks for these outcomes as well as assessments that you can use to measure these outcomes.

When you discuss the outcomes, refer to any specific standards that you may currently be using or considering. Feel free to add relevant examples, share relevant resources you have found (articles, videos, podcasts, infographics, quotes), share your relevant personal observations or experiences, and/or offer a short scenario as a realistic application of the concept.

Please provide an initial substantive answer between 300-400 words in length



Required References

Annotated bibliography. (n.d.). Retrieved from  http://writingcenter.ashford.edu/annotated-bibliography (Links to an external site.)

Hills, H., & Richards, T. (2014). Modeling interdisciplinary research to advance behavioral health care. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 41(1), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-013-9374-7

Nardi, D., Waite, R., & Killian, P. (2012). Establishing standards for culturally competent mental health care. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50(7), 3-5. https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20120608-01

World Health Organization. (2003). Quality improvement for mental health. Retrieved from  http://www.who.int/mental_health/resources/en/Quality.pdf (Links to an external site.) Pgs. 1-31

Recommended References

DeCarlo Santiago, C., Kataoka, S. H., Forness, S. R., & Miranda, J. (2014). Mental health services in special education: An analysis of quality of care. Children & Schools, 36(3), 175-182. https://doi.org/cs/cdu014

Lemke, S., Boden, M. T., Kearney, L. K., Krahn, D. D., Neuman, M. J., Schmidt, E. M., & Trafton, J. A. (2017). Measurement-based management of mental health quality and access in VHA: SAIL mental health domain. Psychological Services, 14(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000097

Smucker, B. (1999). The non-profit lobbying guide (2nd ed.). Independent Sector: Washington, DC.

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