The Mental Health Policy Template: Domains and elements for mental health policy formulation

Townsend, Clare, Whiteford, Harvey, Baingana, Florence, Gulbinat, Walter, Jenkins, Rachel, Baba, Aiko, Mak, F. Leih, Manderscheid, Ron, Mayeya, John, Minoletti, Aalbeto, Mubbashar, Malik H, Khandelwal, Sudhir, Schilder, Klaas, Tomov, Toma and Deva, M. Parameshvara (2004) The Mental Health Policy Template: Domains and elements for mental health policy formulation. International Review of Psychiatry, 16 1-2: 18-23. doi:10.1080/09540260310001635069

Author Townsend, Clare
Whiteford, Harvey
Baingana, Florence
Gulbinat, Walter
Jenkins, Rachel
Baba, Aiko
Mak, F. Leih
Manderscheid, Ron
Mayeya, John
Minoletti, Aalbeto
Mubbashar, Malik H
Khandelwal, Sudhir
Schilder, Klaas
Tomov, Toma
Deva, M. Parameshvara
Title The Mental Health Policy Template: Domains and elements for mental health policy formulation
Journal name International Review of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-0261
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09540260310001635069
Volume 16
Issue 1-2
Start page 18
End page 23
Total pages 6
Editor C. G. Lyketsos
D. Bhugra
Place of publication London, U. K.
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Mental disorders are a major and rising cause of disease burden in all countries. Even when resources are available, many countries do not have the policy and planning frameworks in place to identify and deliver effective interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank have emphasized the need for ready access to the basic tools for mental health policy formulation, implementation and sustained development. The Analytical Studies on Mental Health Policy and Service Project, undertaken in 1999-2001 by the International Consortium for Mental Health Services and funded by the Global Forum for Health Research aims to address this need through the development of a template for mental health policy formulation. A mental health policy template has been developed based on an inventory of the key elements of a successful mental health policy. These elements have been validated against a review of international literature, a study of existing mental health policies and the results of extensive consultations with experts in the six WHO regions of the world. The Mental Health Policy Template has been revised and its applicability will be tested in a number of developing countries during 2001-2002. The Mental Health Policy Template and the work of the Consortium for Mental Health Services will be presented and the future role of the template in mental health policy development and reform in developing countries will be discussed.
Keyword Developing-countries
Q-Index Code C1

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