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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - A Life in the Community for Everyone: Behavioral Health is Essential to Health, Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover

Provide Feedback on the National Behavioral Health Quality Framework

Feedback Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SAMHSA's National Behavioral Health Quality Framework is a set of core and supplemental measures to help:

  • Inform an agency's or system's funding and quality improvement decisions.
  • Monitor the behavioral health of the Nation.
  • Provide a way to examine and prioritize quality prevention, treatment, and recovery measures at the payer, provider/practitioner, and patient/population levels.

The Framework is aligned with key components of the HHS National Strategy for Quality, supporting the three broad aims of better care, healthy people/healthy communities, and affordable care. These aims include the dissemination of proven interventions and accessible care—a concept that captures affordable care along with other elements of care accessibility, including the impact of health disparities.

The draft Framework measures [PDF - 740 KB] were developed with stakeholder input and continue to be a work in progress. The public is invited to review the draft Framework and provide comments.

Given the rapid developments occurring in the quality of behavioral health data, these measures will be reassessed on an annual basis and updated as appropriate. The expectation is that any entity with the capacity to collect behavioral health data will review these measures and use those of relevance to their populations.

Read the Draft Framework [PDF - 740 KB]  |  Provide Your Feedback

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