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CT Insider article highlights CHDI's report on Intermediate Levels of Care

An article in CT Insider, highlights finding from CHDI's latest report and interviews the report authors and behavioral health providers about how staffing shortages and low reimbursement rates have resulted in waitlists and other challenges for families needing intermediate levels of care.  Intermediate levels of care are intended for youth who don't require inpatient hospitalization but need more support than outpatient treatment.

In general, the report found that ILC programs were in higher demand than they had the capacity to care for. The main challenge was staffing, resulting in less available care, longer waitlists and delays in discharge from inpatient care settings.  - CT Insider article

Read the CT Insider articleCT tries to add workers as children wait weeks for mental health services, new study shows (March 4, 2024)

Read the full report: Intermediate Levels of Care for Children with Behavioral Health Needs: A review of Best Practices, Current Implementation, and Recommendations for Strengthening Services in Connecticut (February 2024)