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Under contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and in accordance with the requirements of Senate Bill (SB)1258, the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI), University of South Florida, is conducting an ongoing formative evaluation of the financing strategies authorized to be implemented by the legislation. The demonstration sites that were selected were DCF District 1, including Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties and DCF District 8, including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. FMHI’s role is to help identify the most effective methods and techniques used to manage, integrate, and deliver behavioral health services as specified in the legislation. This report describes the progress achieved during fiscal year (FY) 2001-2002.


Submitted to the Mental Health Program Office, Florida Department of Children & Families as a deliverable under contract #LH043.