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330.610.11 KNOWLEDGE FOR MANAGING COUNTY AND LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE, AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY AUTHORITIES

Department: Mental Health
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Description:

Reviews the key features of successful management of county and local authorities that oversee and conduct mental health, substance use, and developmental disability services. Also explores environmental factors that impact local operations, as well as facility with key tools to plan and implement services. Specifically explores two principal environmental factors, i.e., National Health Reform and Medicaid, and two primary tools for management, i.e., strategic planning and needs assessment. Emphasizes practical knowledge so that managers can apply the information immediately upon returning to their programs. Students are expected to bring practical problems to the course and to leave with useful strategies and tools for solving them.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Assess the impact of National Health Reform and Medicaid on their own programs and will be able to employ useful strategic planning and needs assessment tools
Describe the essential features of National Health Reform and the Medicaid Program
Engage successfully in local strategic planning and needs assessment initiatives

Methods of Assessment: Class participation and a brief analytical paper on addressing a practical problem in managing a county or local mental health, substance use, or developmental disability authority.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/17/2013 - Tue 06/18/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015