Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 557–563 | Cite as

Converting Partial Hospitals to Community Integrated Recovery Centers

  • Arthur EvansJr.
  • Barnabas Okeke
  • Sade Ali
  • Ijeoma Achara-Abrahams
  • Tom OHara
  • Tramaine Stevenson
  • Nikena Warner
  • Cathy Bolton
  • Suet Lim
  • Joe Faith
  • Joan King
  • Larry Davidson
  • Paul Poplawski
  • Aileen Rothbard
  • Mark Salzer
Original Paper

Abstract

This paper describes the conversion of partial hospitals into recovery-oriented programs as part of system transformation. Steps included: participatory planning with stakeholders; strength based assessment of resources and needs; technical assistance; and changing funding strategies. Over a period of 8 years, use of partial hospitals decreased as persons with serious mental illnesses were transitioned to community integrated recovery centers. Preliminary outcomes suggest that these programs are more effective in engaging people in the community activities of their choice, confirming previous findings that showed that partial hospitals can be converted to recovery-oriented programs that focus more directly on promoting community inclusion.

Keywords

Recovery Transformation Community Partial hospitalization Community integrated recovery centers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur EvansJr.
    • 1
  • Barnabas Okeke
    • 1
  • Sade Ali
    • 1
  • Ijeoma Achara-Abrahams
    • 1
  • Tom OHara
    • 1
  • Tramaine Stevenson
    • 1
  • Nikena Warner
    • 1
  • Cathy Bolton
    • 1
  • Suet Lim
    • 1
  • Joe Faith
    • 1
  • Joan King
    • 2
  • Larry Davidson
    • 3
  • Paul Poplawski
    • 2
  • Aileen Rothbard
    • 4
  • Mark Salzer
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities ServicesCity of PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Behavioral Health ConsultantPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Program for Recovery and Community Health, School of Medicine and Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  4. 4.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  5. 5.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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