Community Health Center-Jail Partnerships Improve Care During and After Incarceration, Reduce Jail-Based Violence and Deaths and Enhance Access to Community-Based Care
A partnership between local jails and community health providers facilitates the provision of appropriate health care to inmates and ensures continued, coordinated care upon their release, leading to reductions in jail violence and deaths and enhanced access to care.
Initiative Features Fixed Monthly Payments to Primary Care Clinics for Providing Depression Care Bundle, Allowing Many Patients to Achieve Good Outcomes
A collaborative initiative features standardized care elements and fixed per-patient payments for treatment of depression in the primary care setting, leading to high rates of remission and response to treatment and high levels of provider satisfaction.
Statewide Partnership Provides Mental Health Assessments via Telemedicine to Patients in Rural Emergency Departments, Reducing Wait Times, Hospitalizations, and Costs
Through a statewide telemedicine program, psychiatrists evaluate patients with mental health issues who present at rural hospital emergency departments, leading to reductions in wait times, inpatient admissions, and costs; increased attendance at followup visits; and high levels of patient and clinician satisfaction.
Community Health Workers Known as Promotores Enhance Access to Culturally Tailored Services for Elderly, Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Leading to Improvements in Mental Health
Community health workers known as promotores enhance access to culturally competent mental health education and services, leading to improvements in mental health status and literacy for elderly racial and ethnic minorities.
Care Coordination, Peer Support, and Discretionary Fund Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Costs for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Intensive, person-centered case management, peer support, and a discretionary fund for adults with serious mental illness leads to better access to treatment, job training, and employment; fewer suicide/self-harm attempts, hospitalizations, incarcerations, and days of homelessness; and lower mental illness-related costs.
Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices
This report provides information and tools to help improve rural behavioral health programs.
Telemental Health Guide
The Telemental Health Guide provides essential information for developing, implementing, and sustaining a telemental health program to improve access to mental health services.
Strengthening Families—Parent Resources
This resources page from the Mental Health America of Wisconsin's Strengthening Families provides tools that focus on children and families affected by mental health problems.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.