Federal Multi-Site Study Finds Consumer-Operated Service Programs Are Evidence-Based Practices

After a decade of research on eight consumer-operated service programs located across the United States (1998-2008), investigators of a large SAMHSA-funded multi-site research initiative at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) Coordinating Center report that participation in consumer-operated service programs (COSPs) by adults with serious mental illness had positive effects on their psychological well-being.

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