Community Mental Health Settlement Agreement

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Community Mental Health Settlement Agreement

The Community Mental Health Agreement (CMHA) is a landmark settlement agreement to help people diagnosed with serious mental illness live successfully in the community rather than institutions. 

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According to the CMHA, New Hampshire must provide community-based services and supports to people who would otherwise be unnecessarily institutionalized at New Hampshire Hospital or the Glencliff Nursing Home. 

The community-based resources in the CMHA include mobile crisis teams and crisis apartments, assertive community treatment (ACT), permanent supported housing (e.g., the Bridge Housing Subsidy), supported employment, and peer and family supports.  Compliance with the CMHA is monitored by an Expert Reviewer, who summarizes his findings in semi-annual reports. 

The Tenth Expert Reviewer Report was issued on September 10, 2019.  

Past Expert Reviewer Reports are available below.


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