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SAMHSA News - Volume X, No. 3, Summer 2002

Employment: A Workable Option Despite Mental Illness

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Employment Program Resources

In addition to providing a database, the Employment Intervention Demonstration Program (EIDP) has generated tools useful to other programs promoting employment.

  • The EIDP Arizona site produced a series of four nationally broadcast satellite teleconferences to describe effective EIDP strategies and highlight key outcomes. Training modules of each broadcast are available as videos, From Research to Practice: The Employment Intervention Demonstration Program Satellite Teleconference Series. The videos can be ordered from the Community Rehabilitation Division, University of Arizona, 721 North Fourth Avenue, Suite 107, Tucson, AZ 85705-8445. Telephone: 1 (800) 724-2855.
  • The EIDP Maine site has published a manual, Business Partnerships, Employment Outcomes: The Mental Health Employer Consortium, to help others form similar arrangements. The manual describes a successful strategy for helping mental health and vocational service providers and communities of businesses form partnerships to provide employers with information and networking opportunities. To order, contact the Maine Medical Center, Department of Vocational Services, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102. Telephone: (207) 871-2091.

Detailed results of the study and a list of publications are available at the EIDP Web site. Also available are a variety of data-collection and information-assessment tools that can be downloaded for free. These include protocols used to gather information on employment trends as well as instructional manuals for that task. Information can be compiled on individual clients by case managers and then compiled to study results of an entire program.

Contact the EIDP Coordinating Center, Mental Health Services Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, the University of Illinois at Chicago, 104 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603. Telephone: (312) 422-8180, ext. 19. Or visit the EIDP Web site at

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