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TITLE: EVALUATION OF COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES -
DHHS

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> COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY ISSUE OF MAY 23,2000 PSA#2606
> B -- EVALUATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY MENTAL
> HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES PROGRAM
> SOL 280-00-8040 DUE 071700 POC Mary Ann Deal, Contract Specialist,
> 301/443-5329, Contracting Officer, Beatrice L. Woods, 301/443-0043. The
> Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is
> soliciting proposals on a full and open competitive basis from qualified
> organizations to award a three year contract to conduct a national
> evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for
> Children and Their Families Program among 14 grantee communities. The
> objective of this proposed contract is to complete an evaluation of the
> 14 grantee communities and thus fulfill the statutory requirements of PL
> 102-321, Section 565(c), to assess the effectiveness of systems of care
> created by the grant program. Under this authority, grants support a
> broad array of community-based, family-focused, coordinated services for
> children with serious emotional disturbance and their families. These
> grants enable communities to develop local systems of care which involve
> mental health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and other
> agencies. The evaluation includes the collection of longitudinal data to
> assess outcomes for children and their families, and to study the
> effects of system-of-care activities on the utilization of hospitals and
> other institutional settings, the barriers and achievements resulting
> from interagency collaboration in providing community-based systems of
> care, and assessments by parents of the effectiveness of systems of
> care. This contract will implement some of the protocols and
> methodologies already developed by CMHS and

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Isabelle Melese-d'Hospital, Ph.D.
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Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center
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