Telemental Health Blog Series, Part 3 of 3: Spotlight on UVA’s Telepsychiatry Programs

Kathy Faris, B.A.
ILPPP Research Assistant 
MPH Candidate Spring 2019

The following post is the third in a three-part series on telemental health in Virginia (click here for the first installment and click here for the second installment). This post features information from interviews with telepsychiatry experts from the University of Virginia. 

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Mandatory Outpatient Treatment: An Overview of Virginia’s Law and Utilization

Sarah Leser, B.A.
ILPPP Research Assistant
MPP/MPH Candidate, Class of 2019

The following post provides an overview of mandatory outpatient treatment in Virginia, including information about how the law functions and how frequently it is used throughout the state.

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Mental Illness Within the Criminal Justice System: An Overview

Luke Siebert, B.A.
ILPPP Research Assistant
MPH Candidate Spring 2020

The following post provides an overview of mental illness within the criminal justice system in jails throughout the nation and Virginia, in particular. It also covers outcomes of policy actions that have been enacted to address mental illness in the criminal justice system.

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Trends for House and Senate Bills Passed During the 2018 General Assembly Session

Luke Siebert, B.A.
ILPPP Research Assistant 
MPH Candidate Spring 2020

The following post describes the various house and senate bills related to mental health that were passed in the 2018 General Assembly session. For more information about these bills, check out our recent DMHL publication here or click on the links below to go to the Virginia Legislative Information System page for each bill.

Topics covered:
Trends for House Bills
Trends for Senate Bills
Summary of House and Senate Bills Passed During the 2018 General Assembly Session

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Telemental Health Blog Series, Part 2 of 3: Takeaways from the Brief Survey of CSB Use of Telemental Health

Kathy Faris, B.A.
ILPPP Research Assistant 
MPH Candidate Spring 2019

The following post is the second in a three-part series on telemental health (click here for the first installment). This post covers points of interest from a 2016 brief survey of telemental health services in Virginia Community Services Boards (CSBs). The final post will be an in-depth look at emergency telemental health programs across the country with a spotlight on interviews with telemental health experts from the University of Virginia. 

This report is informed by a brief survey on CSB telepsychiatry activities conducted by researchers at the ILPPP in late 2016 as a follow-up to interviews with CSB Executive Directors.  Note that some of these figures may have changed since administration of the survey. 26 CSBs out of 40 total CSBs participated in the survey.

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics: Model Overview and Virginia Adaptation

Kedar Dange, B.A.
ILPPP Research Assistant
MPH Candidate, Class of 2019

CCBHC Model Overview

Context
Following enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act in 2014,** new mental health treatment programs were developed. Eight states across the US have adopted Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in order to reform the structure of their behavioral health systems. Virginia has begun implementing an adaptation of the CCBHC structure in its STEP-VA program.

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Telemental Health Blog Series, Part 1 of 3: An Overview of Elements of Telemental Health in Crisis Settings

The following post is the first in a three-part series on telemental health. This post will give an overview of the elements of emergency telemental health. Future posts will include results from a brief survey on telemental health in Virginia's Community Services Boards conducted by the ILPPP in 2016 and an in-depth look at emergency telemental health programs across the country with a spotlight on interviews with telemental health experts from the University of Virginia. 

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