CSS continues to work with the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health Care, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to improve mental health and crisis services for people who experience IDD in the state. A comprehensive system resource analysis was conducted by CSS experts in 2019 and a final report was provided to RI BHDDH in the summer of 2020.
In addition to the system analysis, a Professional Learning Community (PLC) with Rhode Island stakeholders was facilitated by CSS in the fall of 2019. The purpose of the PLC was to educate participants about the START model, facilitate discussion about how the START model may fit into the existing systems of care, and determine whether START is a good fit for the state. Multiple stakeholders representing families, providers, hospitals, crisis responders, and BHDDS ctively participated.
Additional information coming soon.