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GAPS Analysis


2010 Gaps Analysis Report

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division is pleased to release the 2010 Gaps Analysis Report. Utilizing the framework of the previoulsy commissioned 2006 Gaps Analysis Report, the report provides additional insight into the status of system transformation, accomplishments, and recommendations for future actitives which could strengthen Wyoming's public mental health and substance abuse delivery systems. This report is an update of funding, policies, and practices since the 2006 report. System transformation has been legislatively supported through Senate File 76 (2007), House Bill 91 (2006) and House Bill 308 (2005). This funding has been extremely effective at addressing many of the gaps identified in the 2006 Gaps Analysis Report. 


The 2010 Gaps Analysis Report provides an overview of existing core mental health services being delivered in each Community Mental Health Center and Substance Abuse Center, as well as a description of existing specialized mental health and substance abuse services which are available in each Center and their region. Information on the number of clients who receive services, and the types of services received is provided. This data analysis provides a clear illustration of the existing mental health and substance abuse service delivery system.


A number of positive changes have occurred in the past four years, as a result of legislative funding to include:

  • Ongoing quality improvement activities
  • Consumer and family involvement in services
  • Increases in the number of mental health and substance abuse clients receiving services in the CMHCs and SACs 
  • Increases in the hours of services delivered for both mental health and substance abuse centers 
    • Significant increase in Medication Management services delivered by psychiatrists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. 
  • Funding for the Residential Substance Abuse programs has substantially increased the number of treatment beds available, which has increased capacity and improved access to this important level of treatment
  • Development and expansion of crisis stablization programs, social detox, and transitional housing

 This report was compiled and produced by Nancy M. Callahan, Ph.D., I.D.EA. Consulting, in collaboration with Marla M. Smith, M.A., Research and Data Manager, Wyoming Mental Health and Substance Abuse Abuse Services Division. Information for this report was obtained from interviews with key stakeholders, including Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Directors, mental health and substance abuse staff, clinicians, Case Managers, consumers, family members, and allied agency staff. In addition, data from the Wyoming Client Information System (WCIS) was analyzed to understand client access and utilization of services. 


PDF Versions of the 2010 Gaps Reports:

Wyoming Mental Health and Substance Abuse Gaps Report (complete report)

Executive Summary

Summary of Gaps, Discussions, Promising Practices, and Trends

Section 1: Legislative Funding

Section 2a: Mental Health Services

Section 2b: Substance Abuse Services

Section III: A Vision for Transforming Wyoming’s Health Services System – Integrating Care to Improve Outcomes

Mental Health Clients/Services/Hours/Core Services: Statewide and by CMHC/County

Substance Abuse Clients/Services/Core Services: Statewide and by CMHC/SAC/County

Other Data and Figures