Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, recently published a new study by members of the IPS Employment Center Research Team. The study examined the growth of IPS supported employment in the United States from 2016 to 2019. The results show significant increases in the number of IPS programs within the Learning Community and outside of the learning community, with more rapid growth in the Learning Community. The study also found that states within the Learning Community provided better supports to their programs and sustained higher-fidelity IPS programs. You can find more information here.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently published this factsheet on new funding opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment. Explore the fact sheet to see if there are new funding streams that could benefit your state or agency.
The latest edition of our IPS newsletter, Employment Works!, is now available! If you didn’t get it in your inbox, you can find it here, and sign up to receive future issues by scrolling to the bottom of this page and subscribing.
Another webinar has made its way into our Video Archive. Sarah Swanson leads this webinar on The Role of Case Workers, Housing Specialists, and Mental Health Workers in Supporting Young Adults in IPS.
We’ve shared a new video webinar – head over to the IPS Video Library to watch the IPS Webinar with Bob Drake from the IPS Employment Center and IPS Leaders from the States of Illinois and Missouri.
Check out this announcement from our colleagues in Alabama of an exciting new initiative to feature IPS success stories through a series of testimonial videos. Learn more here.
A new document has just arrived in our library. Find our Funding Infographic – updated based on 2020 data – in the document library and learn about the different ways states use braided funding to support IPS.