Access Report Provides Comprehensive Overview of Coordinated and Centralized Mental Health and Addictions Models in Ontario
Research Provides Basis to Improve Access to Mental Health and Addictions Services
Across Ontario, significant local and regional efforts are underway to improve access to mental health and addictions services using coordinated or centralized models.
Review of Coordinated/Centralized Access Mechanisms: Evidence, Current State, and Implications is the first report to offer a published description of the different coordinated or centralized access efforts across Ontario.
The centralized/coordinated access approach offers the potential to improve treatment outcomes at both the client and system-levels by matching clients with the services(s) most appropriate to their needs, and making efficient use of available resources through consistent use of standardized processes and tools for assessment and referral.
Next Steps in the Access Project:
Questions about the project? Please contact Birpreet Saini, Research Policy Analyst, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.
Access Project Sponsoring Organizations
The Access Report is co-sponsored by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and the CAMH Provincial System Support Program (PSSP)