The Guidance for Developing a System of Care Finance and Sustainability Plan is meant to guide System This template provides guiding questions for each section of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI, or System of Care) grantees’ required financing plan. Topics include how to describe the planning process; population(s) of focus; System of Care, including available services and supports; infrastructure; use of grant dollars; financing activities; finance plan implementation and monitoring; and TA needs.
Partnership for System Transformation
The Guidance for Developing a System of Care Finance and Sustainability Plan is meant to guide System of Care grantees in the creation of Finance and Sustainability Plans that meet the unique needs of their communities. The resulting plan should promote the provision of a seamless cross-agency service delivery system and the sustainability of the grantee’s System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement. It is also intended to support efforts for all states and communities engaged in planning and implementation of the System of Care approach.
This issue brief clarifies and updates the “systems of care” concept. It outlines elements of the concept that should be updated, offers an updated version of the definition and the accompanying principles, clarifies the intended use of the updated framework, outlines challenges for research and evaluation, and suggests areas needing greater emphasis as providers continue to address children’s mental health in the future.
This 2017 Report to Congress presents a data-based summary of the outcomes of various programs funded by the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). The SAMHSA-authored document finds that CMHI grantees are using evidence-based practices that result in improvements in mental health and functional status at home, in school, and in the community for the children, youth, young adults and families being served.
First introduced in the 1980s, the system of care approach aims to deliver culturally competent, individualized care that is coordinated across multiple systems. This framework is effective, but it requires periodic updates. This document builds on a 2010 update of the approach and responds to environmental changes, changes in health and human services delivery, experience, and new data. Specifically, it outlines necessary updates to the approach’s guiding principles, infrastructure, service array, and more.