How Supported Employment Can Address Mental Health Inequities in Minority Populations: Five States’ Experiences
Supported employment is used to help people with severe mental illness and other disabilities obtain and retain jobs. As states increasingly promote employment among public assistance recipients, could this model be expanded to new populations, including those with more common mental disorders or racial or ethnic groups who face health disparities? In this report, NASHP and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Research Unit examined how five states (CT, OK, TN, UT, and WA) are using their supported employment programs to tackle these issues.
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