The Community Mental Health Fund is always working for improvement. Through our future planning initiative and other long-term initiatives, we strive for community leadership in delivering equity and value for people being served with public funds.
Access to Psychiatry
- Like the rest of the United States, Jackson County faces a shortage of psychiatrists and other prescribing professionals. In response, we have engaged in a long-term commitment to understand the issues and respond.
- Integrus Health Group (IHG) studied our provider network in 2016. IHG’s Prescriber Assessment found major strengths and some areas for improvement.
- IHG is now evaluating unmet needs and recommending areas for development. A recent report highlights ways to establish and improve referral agreements between special population agencies and agencies with prescribers. This can help maintain participants’ continuity in community-based specialty agencies, reduce no-shows for psychiatric appoints and reduce lost medication and support medication adherence.