A socio-epidemiological analysis of an urban ghetto day hospital program

H. L. Martinez, P. Ruiz

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A series of initiatives resulted in the passage by Congress in 1963 of the Community Mental Health Centers Act, and provided the basis for the expansion of the community mental health movement observed in the following decade. This legislation mandated that day hospital programs to be one of the five essential services in all Federally funded community mental health centers. The Lincoln Community Mental Health Center, a Federally funded comprehensive mental health center, was established in 1968 to serve the Southeast Bronx community in New York City. This paper focuses on an examination of the operation of the Day Hospital Program of the Center for the period April 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Treatment and Evaluation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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  • Medicine(all)


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