Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Author(s): Elaine Alfano; Chris Koyanagi
Research Area: Economics; Health
Keywords: Personal care; Consumer empowerment; Mental health systems
Coverage: United States
The Bazelon Center and the UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration have produced a guide to help consumers and other advocates obtain policies that give consumers a primary role in their recovery planning and greater control over how resources are spent to meet their needs. The document includes advocacy strategies and examples of existing programs' approaches to self-directed care. Fact sheets summarize important aspects such as financing.
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