- Texas Department of State Health Services
Drs. Lopez and Espinosa at the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health collaborated with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to conduct an external evaluation of the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver. The YES Waiver is a 1915(c) Medicaid waiver targeting children and youth at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and out-of-home placement. A description of the YES Waiver is available on the DSHS YES Waiver website. The evaluation focuses on the YES Waiver implementation and operation in Bexar County and Travis County from March 2010 to July 2012. View results of the evaluation (Executive Summary and Evaluation Report).