Access Workgroup

Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact

Access Workgroup Goal Statement:

Wisconsin’s children, youth, and families have timely access to high quality, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate mental health services that promote children's social and emotional development.

Key Questions to Address:

  • Treated Prevalence
    • What percent of children have health insurance?
    • Are children and youth with mental illness receiving mental health treatment?
  • Outcome Measures of Access - Parent and Youth Experience
    • Are parents and youth satisfied with services?
    • Do providers routinely collect and analyze youth and parent experience data?
  • Measures that Indicate Access Problems
    • What is Wisconsin's youth suicide rate?
    • What percentage of youth with mental illness are hospitalized? What percentage of those youth who were hospitalized are re-hospitalized within 7 or 30 days?
  • Measures of Access to Appropriate and Quality Care
    • What percentage of children are screened for risk of developmental, behavioral, or social delays in the first years of life?
    • What percentage of adolescents are screened for depression?
    • How many social workers are there in Wisconsin to help provide care to children and families?

For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact Karen at 608-267-7792 or at