Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

(YOUTH) Louisiana Combines Behavioral Health Funding Resources

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signs an executive order to form a statewide Coordinated System of Care for youth with significant behavioral health needs.

By coordinating efforts of four agencies -- the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Education -- the program will aim to reduce out-of-home placements and create administrative efficiencies.

Exclusive FAM insider's tip: Jindal said the coordination will ensure funding isn't wasted through duplicative services for the youth, and combining resources can mean more drawdown from federal sources like Medicaid.

Info: For more on the effort, please visit http://tinyurl.com/6kxkf2d.

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