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Concord, COVA and Syntero provide an intensive hospital diversion program with the goal to keep young adults from a second psychiatric hospitalization and costly ongoing mental health treatment. Program elements include counseling, case management, psychiatry appointments and medication when needed, family education and vocational assistance to allow healing outside the hospital. Success is measured as a percentage of program participants re-hospitalized for one year after entering program versus control group at start of program of 47% re-hospitalization; and percentage of participants engaged in employment or engaged in education or training with a goal of 60%. Concord is also partnering with STAR House, a local drop-in center for homeless young adults to prevent hospitalization.
Psychiatric and Mental Health
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