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Behavioral Health and Primary Health Care Integration in Washington State: A Summary of Prior System Transformation Report Recommendations and Input from Regional Community-Based Meetings

  • Appendix 1: Listing of Prior Reports Reviewed
  • Appendix 2: Summary of Recommendations from Prior Reports
  • Appendix 3: Policy Options Summary
  • Appendix 4: Regional Meeting Detail - Participants
  • Appendix 5: Regional Meeting Detail - PCHH
  • Appendix 6: Regional Meeting Detail - Children's Service Integration
  • Appendix 7: Regional Meeting Detail - EBPP Promotion
  • Appendix 8: Regional Meeting Detail - Flexible Funding

Counties Begin Use of Tax Dollars for Mental Health Services

Thirteen of 39 counties in Washington have now adopted a local sales tax to fund mental health and chemical dependency services, indicating increased interest for local support of mental health programs state-wide. A report released this month by the Mental Health Transformation Project (MHTP) and the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT) outlines the progress of counties in using the tax.

Evidenced Based Practices

Mental Health Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in Washington State: The 2007 Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Survey was developed and administered by the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training(WIMHRT) to identify and assess the utilization of mental health “Evidence Based Practices” (EBPs) in Washington State. The results are intended to directly inform planning and programming efforts, as well as serve as a baseline for tracking EBP implementation in the future.

Washington State Counties Respond to 5763

So far, eight of 39 Washington State counties have taken advantage of a new state law that provides counties with an option for funding mental health and chemical dependency services, according to a recent report from the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training in Spokane (WIMHRT East), Implementing E2SSB-5763 in Washington State Counties.

  • Counties adopting the new funding strategy, which calls for an increase in the sales tax of 0.1 percent, were Clallam, Clark, Island, Jefferson, King, Okanogan, Skagit and Spokane.
  • Another five counties are currently considering passing the tax. They are Lewis, San Juan, Snohomish, Whatcom and Yakima.

"The need for and benefit of mental health and chemical dependency treatment substantially contributed to passage of the measure," says Anne Strode, a research associate with the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training in Spokane (WIMHRT East). Strode authored the report.

Toolkits

The Mental Health Transformation Project created numerous toolkits to provide the tools and information to aid individuals. A toolkit is a collection of information, resources, and advice for a specific subject area or activity. The following toolkits are provided:

Stop Stigma

Educational Materials

  • Elements of Recovery for People Experiencing Mental Illness This fact sheet describes key elements that help many consumers in recovery.
  • Feeling Better: A Guide to the Mental Health System and Getting the Help You Need This is a guide developed with the help of people who have experienced mental illness or mental health problems to share what they’ve learned about navigating the mental health system.
  • A Parent's Guide to the Public Mental Health System
    A guide for parents developed by SAFE WA to support parents, caregivers and youth around issues related to complex mental heath, emotional and behavioral health needs.
  • Promoting Recovery in Organizations
    This fact sheet describes basic principles mental health organizations can adopt to support persons with mental illness in their journeys’ to recovery.
  • Supporting Recovery: An Overview This fact sheet describes basic principles mental health providers can adopt to support persons with mental illness in their journeys’ to recovery.
  • Youth Guide to the WA Mental Health System A guide for youth designed by youth in partnership with caring adults to help youth navigate the mental health system, know their rights and access treatment.

Online Resources

Information About the Stop Stigma Campaign

  • Formative Research Report This research was used in developing the “social marketing” approach to eliminating the stigma surrounding of mental illness in Washington State.
  • July 2007 Progress Report
    This report provides status as of July 2007 on the "social marketing" anti-stigma initiative for the Mental Health Transformation Project.
  • Social Marketing Plan
    This marketing plan was developed for the Mental Health Transformation Project’s initiative to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness in Washington State.