The Providing Access to Healing program of the United Way Fox Cities in Wisconsin increases access to mental health care for students with barriers to receiving treatment by providing in-school therapy by trained therapists. Cognitive behavioral therapy features prominently in this treatment program, and because it greatly increases the likelihood that a student with mental illness graduates from the authors identified two streams of benefits affecting PATH participants: benefits accruing while the student is in school (short-term benefits) and benefits after the student leaves school (long-term benefits). The authors estimate that the PATH program provides average net benefits of $9.4 million.
Increasing Access to Youth Mental Health Services: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the PATH Program in the Fox Valley
- Volume or issue no.: Cost-Benefit Analysis Public Affairs 881 taught by David Weimer in Fall 2014
- Author(s): Andrew Behm, Ann Drazkowski, Samuel Matteson, Maria Serakos, and Cherie Wolter
- Link to publication: Download PDF
- Client Name: United Way Fox Cities