A recent assessment of the New Hampshire child welfare system calls for more integration of mental health, addiction treatment, and preventive services to better support youth and families. The assessment focused on adequacy of existing services and options for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to enhance services to improve outcomes. A priority recommendation focused on contracting with Medicaid managed care organizations to create and support a continuum of community-based services for youth with complex needs. Additional recommendations called for ensuring adequate staffing; and leveraging federal funding available through the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 . . .
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