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In the Driver's Seat: A Guide to Self-Directed Mental Health Care

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Author(s): Elaine Alfano; Chris Koyanagi

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Economics (Consumers and consumption)
Health (Mental health)
Health (Health care planning)

Keywords: Personal care; Consumer empowerment; Mental health systems

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The Bazelon Center and the UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration have produced a guide to help consumers and other advocates obtain policies that give consumers a primary role in their recovery planning and greater control over how resources are spent to meet their needs. The document includes advocacy strategies and examples of existing programs' approaches to self-directed care. Fact sheets summarize important aspects such as financing.