Uniform Reporting System (URS)
The Uniform Reporting System (URS) is composed of a series of Excel tables that are developed by the federal government in consultation with state mental health agencies (SMHAs).
State mental health agencies (SMHAs) use the Uniform Reporting Systems (URS) to compile and report annual data as part of SAMHSA’s Community Mental Health Services Block Grant. URS is part of an effort to use data in decision support and planning in public mental health systems and in supporting program accountability.
Where Do the Data Come From?
URS comprises a series of Excel tables that are developed by the federal government in consultation with SMHAs. Data collected from the United States and its territories include the sociodemographic characteristics of clients served by the states and territories, outcomes of care, use of selected evidence-based practices, client assessment of care, insurance status, living situation, employment status, and readmission to state and territorial psychiatric hospitals within 30 and 180 days.