The Rundown with Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit
Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Initiatives to Improve Outcomes [August 2021]
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The Rundown with Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit
Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Initiatives to Improve Outcomes [August 2021]
Aug 30, 2021
Legislative Post Audit

Substance abuse and mental health treatment in Kansas is provided by a network of providers and overseen by several state agencies. Individuals can seek treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The 23 providers we interviewed reported using many practices and programs to address their clients’ needs. Almost all of the 11 programs and practices most commonly reported by providers had at least some research indicating they were effective. But data limitations kept us from assessing how well they are working in Kansas.  

Additionally, Kansas substance abuse and mental health providers use similar practices and programs as five other states we reviewed. We were not able to compare Kansas's outcomes to other states because of data limitations.