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Who can provide new community services: A case study in provider agency development

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There has been a dramatic expansion in community-based services for mentally disabled persons, frequently giving rise to the dilemma of who can or should operate the new programs. Existing mental health provider agencies may not have the capacity or interest to mount new initiatives. Other community service organizations may not have the needed experience in mental health services. This article describes the development of a new not-forprofit corporation, using structured consultation, to initiate the needed services. This innovative strategy may have utility in other areas.

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Hogan, M.F., Johnson, P.J. & Jones, P.A. Who can provide new community services: A case study in provider agency development. Adm Policy Ment Health 16, 131–139 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00706184

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  • Health Service
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  • Community Service