Milwaukee County Mental Health Board approves new contract for inpatient care

Milwaukee Mental Health Complex

DRW has advocated for Milwaukee County to transition mental health services to a community based model, with increased funding for community services, and decreased reliance on institutional and inpatient care.  Yesterday, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board approved an agreement to contract with Universal Health Services to provide inpatient care currently provided by the county.  This has the potential to significantly increase the funding available for community services.   DRW Milwaukee Office Director Barbara Beckert comments on the proposal:

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