Measuring Mental Health Disparities

CPEHN is excited to release Measuring Mental Health Disparities: A Roadmap & Recommendations for Implementation of the Mental Health Equity Act (AB 470, 2017).

We know that health care coverage and access alone do not guarantee a reduction of disparities or improve health outcomes. Quality of care and the cultural appropriateness of care are critical components of ensuring health equity.

Quality measurement in mental health has historically lagged behind quality and performance improvement in health care, but it is a key component of achieving equity. Therefore, CPEHN convened an Advisory Committee to develop a recommended set of quality metrics for adoption by the State of California. Through this conversation, a number of themes emerged that are reflected in the report, “Measuring Mental Health Disparities”.