Recent Analysis Shows Racial Disparities in Depression Treatment

By Julie Sonier, MNCM President I recently came across an interesting report on racial disparities in depression treatment by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Published in May 2022, I found this report noteworthy for several reasons.  First, it directly addresses two topics that have been much in the news and the focus of attention…

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President’s Blog | MN Community Measurement: Past, Present, and Future

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MN Community Measurement (MNCM) has been going through a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Some of the changes are obvious – like new leadership, a new mission statement, new logo, and now a new website. But we’ve also embarked on some ambitious efforts to engage differently with all our stakeholders and,…

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Innovation Blog | MNCM Launches New PIPE User Group

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By William Muenchow, Director of Information Systems and Technology MN Community Measurement (MNCM) has officially launched its first PIPE User Group (PUG) Community Forum within the MNCM Online Academy!  The online forum will allow registered and interested PIPE participants to share ideas and get involved with other organizations that are either in the process of…

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Collaboration Blog | March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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By Matt Flory (American Cancer Society) and Jessica Donovan (MN Community Measurement) In Minnesota, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death. Routine screening can detect cancer earlier, even before symptoms occur, which makes it easier to treat. In some cases, precancerous polyps detected during screening can…

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