Index of 2009 Issues

November 20, 2009  
Connecticut Veterans Jail Diversion Program
A statewide jail diversion program for veterans struggling with trauma-related symptoms who might exhibit behaviors that may lead to arrest.
July 31, 2009
"Client Feedback Leads to Quality Services"
DMHAS' River Valley Services used their Annual Consumer Survey to identify an undesirable outcome.  The solution? With assistance from a Client Focus Group, the treatment plan format was reworked into a Treatment/Recovery Plan. 
July 20, 2009
"A New Life and a New Chance"
Proyecto Nueva Vida - PNV (Project New Life) is a successful program designed to augment treatment opportunities for Latinos and Latinas with mental health and substance use conditions.   
A partnership between DMHAS, the Department of Children and Families and the Judicial Branch which embraces the ideas of safety, permanency, treatment and recovery. The ultimate goal is to achieve life supporting results for a family that will last a lifetime. 
Employment is an important step in the recovery process for individuals with mental health and substance use conditions.  Read about the success that DMHAS' River Valley Services has had in assisting people to obtain and sustain employment.
Simple measures can have amazing results in helping individuals sustain their recovery. The Telephone Recovery Support Initiative is one such measure where people in recovery volunteer their time to help others. 
May 20, 2009
"ATR II: Path To A Better Future"  
Connecticut has achieved great success using federal grant funds to help people with substance use disorders achieve recovery.
April 16, 2009
"Effective Collaboration"  
Transitioning people from DMHAS' Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) to community treatment settings is an important step toward recovery. Learn about the CVH Transition Pilot Program.
Connecticut's new Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver will provide federal resources to help people with disabilities to live successfully in the community.
Improving quality of life for persons with serious mental illness through creative programming in the community and saving money by doing so is a win-win situation.
With our academic partners at the Yale University School of Medicine's Stress Center, we are learning the critical influence that stress and bad habits have on chronic disease.
March 5, 2009
"What's New in Bringing Value by Improving Outcomes?"
Describes a new innovative collaborative project that links successful housing and employment programs together to assist people in their recovery.
An examination of some of the savings achieved by DMHAS' General Assistance Behavioral Health Program over the years.
DMHAS brings real value (and savings) to healthcare through its General Assistance Intensive Case Management program.
   January 8, 2009
"Smoking Cessation Saves Lives"
Investing in public education and effective smoking cessation approaches has proven to reduce overall healthcare costs and improve the health of our citizens.