Research Brief: A Collaborative Approach to Behavioral Health Care for Veterans and Their Families

Jan 1, 2016

This NYSHealth-supported study, conducted by the RAND Corporation, examined the viability of a public-private partnership in providing coordinated care in behavioral health services for veterans and their families. RAND evaluated the center's activities to document the implementation of a unique public-private collaborative approach for providing care to veterans and their families. The evaluation focused on documenting the structures of care (the capacities and resources that the center developed and employed) and the processes of care (the services delivered), and also outcomes of care. The evaluation suggests that, overall, the model has been successfully implemented by the UBHC and has great potential to be helpful to the veterans and families it serves.