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FRIDAY, AUG 16, 2019

SAMHSA: Data Across the Sequential Intercept Model: Essential Measures

Data Collection Across the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM): Essential MeasuresThis manual is a compilation of recommended data elements organized around each of the six intercepts represented in the SIM. Each section lists data points and measures that are essential to addressing how people with mental and substance use disorders flow through that intercept. The sections also cover common challenges with data collection and ways to overcome them, along with practical examples of how information is being used in the field.

Efforts to share data often fail when stakeholders lack clarity on the most essential information to collect, integrate, and examine. This manual provides a starting place for jurisdictions in considering important data points and measures they should be gathering and analyzing at each intercept.