Academic researchers at Clark University and the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center at the UMass Medical School along with the Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) are interviewing consumers and providers of mental health services and members of the community and social service agencies more broadly. This study is funded by the Fairlawn Foundation.
The mental health needs assessment will focus on the City of Worcester and identify gaps and challenges for both consumers and providers. It will also inform what specific priority populations are in need of services. Ultimately, we hope to bring the community together to work on recommended priorities and strategies for future policy change.