Data Integration in Michigan Counties: Utilizing cross-systems data to track progress

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Date: March 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Category: Workshop

The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice provides counties across Michigan with technical assistance in support of a variety of initiatives and projects related to diversion of individuals from the criminal legal system. One component of this technical assistance focuses on the utilization of cross-systems community data to track progress on an on-going basis - a process referred to as data integration. County data integration systems bring together information from multiple sources, including community behavioral health and criminal legal, to generate regular reports that provide stakeholders with updates on key measures that define progress such as prevalence of mental illness in jails. This workshop provides information on the purposes and potential benefits of data integration systems, recommendations for development and implementation processes, and examples of key features from existing data integration systems. 

Topics Covered in this Workshop:

  • Goals, applications, and benefits of a county data integration system.
  • General framework for integration processes.
  • Considerations for initial development and sustainable implementation.
  • Examples of integration systems from two Michigan counties participating in the Stepping Up initiative.

 The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice is proud to welcome the following behavioral health experts to share developments around data integration systems in the communities they serve:

Alexis Shapiro - EMR System Administrator at LifeWays Community Mental Health, Hillsdale County

Meghan Taft - Director of Community Engagement at Summit Pointe, Calhoun County

Taneisha PointerBoundary Spanner at Summit Pointe, Calhoun County

The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice provides evaluation, support and technical assistance to optimize diversion of individuals from the criminal/legal and juvenile justice systems. Learn more


Laine Putans
(313) 577-5529


March 2022