URSUniform Reporting System
The Uniform Reporting System (URS) is comprised of 21 Excel tables that are developed by the federal government in consultation with State Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs). Data collected from the U.S. and its territories include sociodemographic characteristics of clients served by the states, outcomes of care, use of selected evidence-based practices, client assessment of care, insurance status, living situation, employment status, and readmission to state psychiatric hospitals within 30 and 180 days.
The URS is used by the SMHAs to compile and report annual data as part of the application package for SAMHSA’s Community Mental Health Block Grant. It is part of an effort to use data in decision support and planning in public mental health and support program accountability.