The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and MN Community Measurement (MNCM) released first-time results from two new clinic measures that found most clinics are successfully providing lifestyle counseling to obese children, but less than half are screening adolescents for depression. These two measures – Mental Health Screening for Teens; Overweight Councelling for Children – were recently added as part of Minnesota’s quality reporting law that includes 12 clinic measures, eight of which apply to primary care clinics.
This is the first time these measures have been reported in Minnesota. They were developed by MNCM as part of MDH’s Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System (SQRMS). MDH partners with MNCM to collect this data and MNCM publicly reports the results.