Publications & Reports
Behavioral Health Crisis Services: Models & Issues
Far too many people dealing with behavioral health issues end up in the emergency room. Long waits and noisy environments can exacerbate symptoms, and emergency departments often don’t have staff best suited to address complex behavioral health challenges. To effectively address behavioral health crises, we must develop and implement new models in and outside of hospital settings. This paper explores behavioral health response models, and reviews legal, financial, and coordination challenges that can be barriers to meaningful change.
The Health Fund also prepared a supplementary piece that outlines our recommendations related to the report, as well as summaries of our grantees’ work in this area.
Webinar: Cost Effectiveness: Piecing Together the Puzzle
Documenting a program’s impact on healthcare costs can be an important part of evaluating and demonstrating its effectiveness. However, it can be extremely complex for community-based programs with limited resources to conduct such analyses, even though they can be key to achieving long-term sustainability. The Health Fund hosted this webinar to help our grantee organizations understand program evaluation tools that can help demonstrate cost effectiveness.
Michigan Health Philanthropy Scan
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund commissioned Public Sector Consultants Inc. to conduct a scan of philanthropic giving directed toward health programs in Michigan. This report presents the findings and analysis from our review.