This study will document things that have happened to providers’ operations in this era of budget cuts, what their strategies have been in response, and what they think will occur in the future. Part of the instrumentation will mirror the approach used in the “Mental Health Act of 1988” study, regarding perceptions of threats/opportunities and how these perceptions predict future actions.
Basic questions include:
Significance/Policy Application Potential:
Phase 2 survey
This study will document changes that have taken place in patterns of service delivery in the community as budget cuts, and the recession, have gotten deeper. It will also look at whether changes have differentially affected different age or racial groups or geographical areas.
Significance/Policy application potential:
Report of Findings: An Investigation into the Impact of Ohio's Economic Downturn on Service Use
This report provides a contextual overview study data and presents results of baseline analyses of several explanatory variables associated with duration, the selected indicator of service patterns over time.
Executive Summary: Longitudinal Study of Change in Service Patterns
A two-page summary of report highlights.
Graphic of Study 2 Design
A visual respresentation of the study's Interrupted Time Series Panel Design.
This study will document the perceptions of consumers and family members about whether changes have occurred in their access to services, service patterns, or relationship with their provider, as well as the nature of those changes. The impact on special consumer programs will also be assessed.
This study will assess the impacts of a variety of factors, which are outside the mental health system, on the mental health system’s customer population and operations. Factors to be considered are Medicaid growth and penetration, Board levies, property tax valuations and policy changes, among others.