National Institute Of Mental Health Services

893 WordsOct 9, 20154 Pages
Landscape: Key Stakeholders and factors: 1. Government agencies: The Department of Labour (DOL) is the administering agency for the ADA, RA and other non-discriminatory laws for the benefit of the mentally disabled. The RA authorizes funding for the vocational rehabilitation programs through the State VR Agency. The State VR Agency is created in every State to assist mentally ill individuals achieve their employment goals. This agency can influence the parent agency, DOL, by developing policies for implementing effective job training and placement services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) promotes prevention and treatment of mental disorders through Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). CMHS is charged with making policy-level decisions for any modifications made to the existing vocational rehabilitation methods. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a research organization which promotes mental health through basic and clinical research. It works on the areas of prevention, recovery and cure of mental illnesses. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cover mental health services via Medicaid and Medicare programs. Currently, vocational rehabilitation is not offered through Out Patient or Partial Hospitalization Services. Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) Program serves SSDI beneficiaries by removing barriers to employment at workplace. What is in it for the Government? The
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