August 1, 2022
Upcoming VSD webinars are being held on August 11th, September 14th, and September 22nd. See more below.
(From VSD Team at OMH)
We are all aware of the stark reality that people with mental health conditions, especially individuals of color, face inequities in access, quality, and outcomes of healthcare services; challenges that have only been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) developed a new Vital Signs Dashboard (VSD) for providers and counties to inform quality improvement planning, identify emerging and persistent health disparities, and promote health equity.
Attached please find a letter from Commissioner Ann Sullivan, Executive Deputy Commissioner Moira Tashjian, Chief Medical Officer Thomas Smith, and Diversity and Inclusion Officer Matthew Canuteson.
The VSD is a resource now available to assist you in your efforts to promote health equity in your programs. The dashboard provides prevalence rates on specific quality measures derived from Medicaid data on clients with a mental health diagnosis served by our OMH licensed and designated programs and the data can be stratified by population categories such as race & ethnicity.
You can access the VSD with the following link:
Note: This link does not require login credentials and works best on Chrome, Edge or Safari web browsers. At this time the VSD link is only being shared with OMH licensed and designated providers as well as county mental health authorities, to allow you an opportunity to review your organization’s data before a broader release. Please do not redistribute outside of your organization.
Introduction to OMH Vital Signs Dashboard Webinar
OMH leadership will introduce the vision for the VSD and provide an overview for its use. This webinar will be offered in August and September; please see the VSD webinar registration page for more details and to register for the date and time that works for you.
Technical Support & Opportunities for Feedback
If you have any questions, please contact the VSD team. OMH is also interested in your feedback and will hold monthly office hours beginning in October to support use of the VSD; more information will be distributed soon. Thank you!