ETCOG released 2013 survey results on mental health concerns in East Texas

ETCOG released 2013 survey results on mental health concerns in East Texas

 Released by East Texas Council of Governments


KILGORE (KYTX) - At the direction of the CEO Board of county judges in in our region ETCOG commissioned a study of the costs associated with addressing the needs of residents of the region who have mental health and substance abuse disorders.

In order to collect expenditure data from each of the 14 counties, a survey was developed with input from county judges and other elected officials. Survey results were considered as well as data collected on state funding for local mental health authorities (LMHAs) by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

The report will serve as a detailed background and planning document that will support the future development of a regional strategic plan for mental health.

The information in this report may be used by

ETCOG and the elected officials in the region to develop a plan to: strengthen resource management practices related to the target population; identify system and community capacity for implementing best practices; assist local elected and appointed officials and community leaders in making meaningful decisions involving the management of care and the efficient management of related costs of care for the target population within the ETCOG region; and assist local elected and appointed officials. The report can be viewed at: http://www.etcog.org/files/648-MentalHealthReport.pdf 



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