How to Transform the U.S. Mental Health System: Evidence Based Recommendations
True to Otsuka’s purpose and commitment to serve patients living with serious mental illness, they are proud to have funded the Rand Corporation’s Research Report How to Transform the U.S. Mental Health System: Evidence Based Recommendations (full report / executive summary).
The authors broadly examined three questions:
- How can policy changes at all levels of government effect broad transformational change to improve the lives of millions of Americans living with mental illness?
- What are the best practices and recent innovations in the mental health sector?
- What opportunities for change in the mental health care system are supported by the research literature?
The authors conclude for change to occur, politicians, public administrators, advocates, and policy experts need to coalesce around a focused set of objectives. To this end, the authors provide analysis and recommendations in 15 areas where there is potential for transformative change that can improve the lives of the more than 60 million Americans affected by mental illness.