Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Mental health concerns, substance use issues and physical problems often occur together. Collaboration among the three areas can improve delivery of services. To build support for collaboration, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, the Canadian Executive Council on Addictions and the Mental Health Commission of Canada brought together a scientific advisory body to review current research literature, engage stakeholders and individuals with lived experience. The report produced discusses models of collaboration, key considerations for successful collaborations at the service level, and information on guidelines for evaluating collaboration among services and their impacts on client outcomes.
Sector: Addictions, Mental health, Primary health care
Organization type: Community Support Organization, Community-Based Mental Health or Addiction Organization
Professions: Mental Health and Addictions Service Providers
Integration type: Coordination/cooperation, Interprofessional collaboration
Document type: Models/Examples, Report on Workshop/Consultation, Research and analysis
Administrative concerns: Cost/benefit, Evaluation and Accountability
Medical/social concerns: Complex needs, Dual diagnosis
Source: Community health sector
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