Partnerships for Recovery: Transforming Mental Health in Washington State

Joseph P. Morrissey, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Edward C. Norton, Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Marisa E. Domino, Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Gary S. Cuddeback, Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Alan R. Ellis, MSW, Ph,D.,  Project Analyst

The State of Washington received a multi-million dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to transform the way it delivers quality mental health services to its consumers. The purpose of these funds is to transform mental health systems dictated by outmoded bureaucratic and financial incentives to systems driven by consumer and family needs that focus on building resilience and facilitating recovery. To this end, the State of Washington’s current data and evaluation capabilities will be expanded to address Government Performance (GPRA) indicators as well as SAMHSA’s National Outcome Measures (NOMS) to assess overall system performance.