Healthy Metric, a dynamic statewide partnership dedicated to advancing health equity throughout Wisconsin, has released a report shedding light on mental health disparities across the state. Titled “Disparities in Mental Health Care and Outcomes: A Healthy Metric 2023 Report for Wisconsin,” this comprehensive report identifies gaps in mental health screening, diagnoses, and telehealth utilization across various demographics, including race and ethnicity, rural and urban geography, insurance type, and age.
Driven by a commitment to actionable change, the Healthy Metric partnership actively collaborates with health systems across the state, working together to identify best practices and initiate collective actions aimed at reducing the disparities outlined in the report. By leveraging the report’s information, stakeholders aim to facilitate a collective effort in addressing health disparities and improving mental health care outcomes in Wisconsin. Healthy Metric’s groundbreaking work is made possible through a three-year, $3 million grant awarded jointly in 2021 by Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) and The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP). This collaboration brings together the two medical schools, the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO), and the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin.
To access the full report, please visit: https://www.healthymetric.org/reports/#Mental-Health
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