Essay on Changes to North Carolina Mental Health Systems

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1. Where did the impetus for change seem to come from in this case? What was the significant of that implementation?
The change occurred when North Carolina received a grant for their mental health systems to help them run more independently. State Auditor’s 2000 report Study of the State Psychiatric Hospitals and the Area Mental Health Programs, was the most important factor in helping these facilities. The State Auditor’s report was used as in attempt to put forth a blueprint for transforming the system. By setting out a number of new directions, innovative ideas, changes in structure and a process for bringing together the key elements of the system in an implementation process over five years. The significance of using this report to
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1. Where did the impetus for change seem to come from in this case? What was the significant of that implementation?
The change occurred when North Carolina received a grant for their mental health systems to help them run more independently. State Auditor’s 2000 report Study of the State Psychiatric Hospitals and the Area Mental Health Programs, was the most important factor in helping these facilities. The State Auditor’s report was used as in attempt to put forth a blueprint for transforming the system. By setting out a number of new directions, innovative ideas, changes in structure and a process for bringing together the key elements of the system in an implementation process over five years. The significance of using this report to construct a more traditional system is that there will be more local control over programs and expenditures, better definition of statewide policy and procedures, and more accountability of resources at all levels. Most importantly, North Carolinians’ response to access of quality services will be greatly improved, financing will be better united with service goals, and the framework for future developments will be recognized by involving consumers, families, advocates, and local and state governments. (Ralph Campbell, 2000)
2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of using outsiders (division director and project director) to induce change in a mental health care delivery system?
A division director is responsible for managing and
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