Integration of multiple data streams for improved mental health care

A session at the 2017 Alaska Public Health Association Health Summit | Captain Cook Hotel

Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:15-3:15

There is a multitude of complex issues related to suicide, suicidality and behavioral health issues globally, in Alaska, and in other Arctic regions. In order to develop effective prevention techniques and focused early intervention efforts, there is a need (and opportunity) to understand these issues and affected populations from a broader viewpoint across the various public health and service systems (i.e., child protective services, corrections, behavioral health, etc.). This session will examine barriers and challenges to data integration across different public services and entities in Alaska. Additionally, the session will explore the benefits and knowledge that could be gained through data integration to provide improved mental health care to at risk populations.