NY – Office of Mental Health Releases Statewide Comprehensive Plan

April 2017 ~

The New York Office of Mental Health has released an update to its Statewide Comprehensive Plan for 2016 – 2020.

The updated plan includes a profile of populations served, a description of the principal initiatives transforming the mental health system, and a review of the workforce challenges and opportunities for serving a diverse and growing population.

Detailed in the updated plan, the statewide mental health expenditures totaled $6.8 billion in 2015 and during the same year, NY State public mental health system served an estimated 772,000 individuals, a significant increase from prior estimated annual service numbers of 729,000 in 2013 and 717,000 in 2011.

For full details, see the updated Comprehensive Plan(pdf).


Source(s): HMA; New York Office of Mental Health; Mental Health Association in New York State;