Last week, the Western Mass RLC published an article detailing some of the concerns with the new Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) contracts set to be implemented on July 1, 2018. If you would like to read that article, you can do so by clicking here.
This survey is intended for anyone working in, receiving services from, or otherwise closely impacted by ACCS and who wishes to weigh in with your hopes, worries, fears, concerns, and so on. You can learn more about what ACCS according to DMH by clicking here.
It is important that people working in and receiving services from the Department of Mental Health have a voice into what is and isn't working, and have ways of expressing their concerns, fears, hopes, etc. While we don't expect the results of this survey to have any major impacts on the state's systems (those of you in provider roles would be best served by contacting the Association for Behavioral Healthcare [ABH] toward that end, as many already have!), we nonetheless believe that gathering this information will be useful. Sometimes just having a chance to express those thoughts, ideas, and feelings, or hearing them echoed by others can be powerful, and can lead to a stronger collective voice.
Whether you think ACCS is great, terrible, or somewhere in between, we're interested in hearing what you think, and sharing it with others. This survey has been specifically designed to keep your anonymity. While we do plan to share the results, we will never share anything that may identify anyone!
You are also free to answer as many or as few of the questions as you like, and to give answers that are as short or as long as works for you.
To begin, we would like to learn just a little bit about who you are...