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Do coordinated care programs improve outcomes for young people with psychosis?

Evaluating the Mental Health Block Grant 10% Set Aside

Approximately 100,000 young people in the U.S. experience first episode psychosis (FEP) each year. Young adults with FEP face a significant problem when seeking treatment because they often fall between the child and adult service systems and are experiencing these symptoms for the first time. Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is an evidence-based program designed to treat young people with FEP.

The Mental Health Block Grant 10% (MHBG 10%) Set Aside was established by Congress to fund only those evidence-based programs that target FEP. Westat is evaluating this effort’s effect.

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