Improving services by holding hands, not pointing fingers

Raggio, Sharon; Jackson, Sonia; Sullivan, Matthew
March 2006
Behavioral Healthcare;Mar2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p36
Focuses on the approach taken by mental health service agencies in Colorado Springs, Colorado to overcome their differences to address the crisis in detox beds. Challenge faced by the Pikes Peak Mental Health (PPMH) that led to its decision to decrease the availability of detox bed in 2001; Main sources of barriers to obtaining a financial commitment from the proposed collaboration among PPMH, community agencies and city government; Decision of PPMH to appoint a local consultant to initiate a task force to develop community solutions; Information on a model based on input from community agencies used by the task force.


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