September 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
The Value of Data on an Individual’s Journey
About the Session:
High quality, comparable data are foundational for improving the performance of organizations and systems that deliver mental health and addiction services. This presentation will highlight examples of using data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to inform clinical care and system management decisions. It will also describe how data enables insights into the individual’s journey across hospital and community sectors.
Jennifer Berger is a Program Consultant with the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Program at CIHI. Jennifer is a master’s prepared nurse with over 20 years of clinical and management experience in a variety of mental health settings. She is responsible for leading and supporting projects related to CIHI’s strategic directions.
Diana Ridgeway is a Program Lead in Mental Health and Addictions at CIHI. Her responsibilities include reporting on hospital mental health services across Canada and leading projects on mental health and addictions topics. Diana holds a doctorate in cognitive science.
Income-based Inequity in Access to Psychotherapy
About the Session:
To what extent does how rich or poor you are determine how likely you are to access psychotherapy and other mental health services when you need them? Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being, this two-part study shows that two-tier access to mental health services does indeed exist in Canada and Australia. Income-based inequities are measured using Concentration Indices, in unmet need for care and in access to service providers who are and are not covered by Medicare. Lessons learned from the IAPT, Better Access and ATAPS initiatives in the UK and Australia indicate that careful planning is needed to ensure that wealth-based inequities are reduced while improving access to psychotherapy across the population as a whole, and that service system design needs to be tailored to the policy levers which are available to different levels of government.
Mary Bartram is finishing a PhD in Public Policy at Carleton University. Mary has 20 years of mental health policy experience, including as the Director, Mental Health Strategy with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. An RSW, Mary holds an MSc in Family Therapy from Purdue University.