The California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity has released the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Statewide Evaluation Final Report. The report was produced by the Psychology Applied Research Center at Loyola Marymount University.
Key findings from the Statewide Evaluation Final Report include: The CRDP increased access to mental health services and improved the mental health among participants in unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities.; The CRDP approach strengthened the capacity of communities to respond to their own mental health needs more and more over time.; Improvements in CRDP participant mental health and wellbeing yielded positive financial benefits for the state of California and its taxpayers. Based on a cost-benefit analysis, for every dollar invested into CRDP Phase 2, there was estimated return-on-investment of about five dollars.