GAP-MAP was designed to inform Alberta's Addiction and Mental Health Strategy. Generally, the approach of most governments to developing strategic priorities has emphasized consultations, discussions, and priority-setting exercises. The approach taken in GAP-MAP was to demonstrate the value of a planning approach that emphasizes evidence-informed discussions about priorities. To this end, the project has attempted to produce a detailed, comprehensive, and systematic description of provincially funded addiction and mental health services in relation to population need. Results from the project are intended to lay the groundwork for building a population-based model for addiction and mental health service planning in Alberta.
February 1, 2014
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Gap analysis of public mental health and addictions programs
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