Promoting Recovery through Self Direction: Strategies and Lessons from New York State

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Within the public mental health system, self-direction supports people in developing and directing their own services toĀ help reach their own goals for recovery and independence. New York Stateā€™s Office of Mental Health has begunĀ implementing a self-direction pilot that pairs each personā€™s own recovery plan with a flexible budget to purchase goodsĀ and services relevant to their goals. This webinar will: 1) Provide an overview of self-direction models and outcomesĀ research to assist people with serious mental illnesses; 2) Describe how New Yorkā€™s model was developed and adoptedĀ during a shifting Medicaid managed care environment, including successful advocacy strategies; 3) Discuss operationalĀ concerns such as provider training and outreach during New Yorkā€™s first pilot year; and 4) Report on early participantĀ outcomes related to the pilot.

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