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Psychiatric Services Journal Article Links Mobile Crisis to Lower Emergency Department Use


Jeff Vanderploeg co-authored an article in the July issue of Psychiatric Services entitled, "Impact of Mobile Crisis Services on Emergency Department Use Among Youths With Behavioral Health Service Needs."

The article explores findings from a year long study conducted by Michael Fendrich and colleagues at UCONN's School of Social Work through a grant from the Children's Fund of Connecticut.

The study linked Connecticut's Mobile Crisis Intervention Services to a 25% reduction in subsequent youth behavioral health emergency department use.

Study results were also featured in CHDI's Issue Brief 65 and reported in U.S. News & World Report and UConn Today.

Click here to read the Psychiatric Services article.

Click here to read the full study report, "Evaluation of Connecticut's Mobile Crisis Intervention Services."