In the state of California, about one in six adults suffer from some sort of mental illness and about one in twenty of those suffer from a serious mental illness (SMI). In the County of Los Angeles, about 4.5% of the county’s roughly 9.8 million residents suffer from a serious mental illness. Through most of history, mental health care and primary health care have represented two independent systems. The two independent systems have resulted in a double standard of quality of care, accessibility of care, and social stigmas of care. The disconnect leaves mental health care inferior to physical care, where mental illnesses are easily overlooked carrying negative social stigmas with little access. MindLink Coordinators, LLC, a not-for-profit mental health care coordinating organization, looks to bridge a major gap between mental health care and primary health care through care coordination and technology. In conjunction with care coordination, MindLink will provide various services for patients with mental illnesses. MindLink’s purpose will start with serving the Los Angeles County area with the hope of eventually serving patients throughout the state of California.
|Commitee:||O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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