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Mental Health Assessment

United Way of the Quad Cities partnered with Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation to assess and analyze the behavioral health and intellectual and other developmental disability (I/DD) services in Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Ill.

MTM Services, a consulting firm, was tasked with identifying the providers of such services in the Quad Cities and analyzing, to the extent possible, the gaps in the service array. Through the use of an online survey for outpatient, inpatient, and community-based behavioral health providers, meeting with key behavioral health providers, and conducting two community forums, MTM Services found:

In the Quad Cities, identified strengths include:
Dedicated and committed staff who care about the individuals being served
Attempts to coordinate community efforts aimed at improving the service system
A belief that more individuals, groups and organizations are becoming aware of the issues related to mental illness, addictions and intellectual/developmental disabilities
 
In the Quad Cities, identified gaps in the service system include:
Access to services not occurring in a timely manner due to lack of service including those that are not available at all and those that are available but having capacity issues 
Lack of adequate support groups for those with a mental illness 
Inadequate funding on a local and state level to cover the cost of a full continuum of service for adults and children across all three disability groups

Download the Mental Health Assessment Report

See the Mental Health Assessment Presentation