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Helping States Expand Employment Among People with Mental Health Conditions

Under the Advancing State Policy Integration for Recovery and Employment (ASPIRE) initiative, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), working with Westat, awarded seven states technical assistance to align state policy, program, and funding infrastructures to support and expand competitive integrated employment (CIE) for persons with mental health conditions. Through ASPIRE, ODEP will help these states create and implement strategic plans that encompass multiple state systems and entities (including Mental/Behavioral Health, Medicaid, employment agencies, and other relevant systems and supports) in order to support CIE for persons with mental health conditions. To learn more, read the ODEP news release.