Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Wisconsin
In 2006, Wisconsin received a B grade. Three years later, the state receives a C. This slippage can be attributed to the limited access and availability of services; the inequities of the stateís complex, decentralized system; slowness in implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs); and inattention to cultural competence. The systemís sluggishness hinders progress. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: D 25% of Total Grade
Basic measures, such as the number of programs delivering evidence-based practices,
emergency room wait-times, and the quantity of psychiatric beds by setting.
Financing & Core Treatment/Recovery Services: B 45% of Total Grade
A variety of financing measures, such as whether Medicaid reimburses providers for all, or part of evidence-based practices; and more.
Consumer & Family Empowerment: C 15% of Total Grade
Includes measures such as consumer and family access to essential information from the
state, promotion of consumer-run programs, and family and peer education and support.
Community Integration and Social Inclusion: D 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Mental health and primary care collaboration
- Wellness and recovery focus
- Smoking cessation programs
- Statewide financing and data systems
- Fidelity to evidence-based practice standards
- Cultural competence
- CIT and jail diversion expansion and mental health courts