Lewis and Clark Public Health recently launched a behavioral health system dashboard that the department said will compile and track resources and data to improve the local system.
The dashboard tracks information such as the number of people experiencing a behavioral health crisis who received a mental health evaluation from the mobile crisis response team, the number of behavioral health-related emergency room visits, and the average age of those seeking care.
“The primary purpose of this dashboard is to provide robust public access to this data and the (emergency room and jail) diversion that’s going on here,” LCPH Behavioral Health Systems Improvement Specialist Jolene Jennings said in an interview Tuesday. “We want the public to be aware of this.”
The dashboard breaks data into three categories, or pillars: a person to call, a person to respond and a place to go.
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