Quality Improvement

Read about SAMHSA’s Block Grant Funding surrounding FEP

Serious Mental Illness: A New Block Grant Priority

Mental health treatment practitioners have, over the years, observed that most individuals who have a serious mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia) typically experience the first signs of illness during adolescence or early adulthood. Yet there are often long intervals between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis, referral, and treatment. In response, Congress has directed SAMHSA to require that states set aside 10 percent of their Community Mental Health Services Block Grant to address these needs.

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COMPASS Primary Health and Behavioral Health Self-Assessment Tool

The COMPASS-Primary Health and Behavioral Health is a comprehensive continuous quality improvement tool for clinics and treatment programs, whether working in their own integration process or in partnership with others, to organize themselves to develop core integrated capability to meet the needs of service populations with physical health and behavioral health issues.

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