2021 MHSA Coalition Policy Priority Paper
Local Studies & Information
Local Informational Websites
Sedgwick County Drug Misuse Data Dashboard

 This website contains information regarding commonly misused drugs, local data about drug use in Sedgwick County, prevention resources, and treatment and recovery options.  

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Project Wichita

 Project Wichita is a community engagement process to discover the community’s vision for Wichita and the region in the next 10 years.  

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Sedgwick County COVID-19 Information

The home page of the Sedgwick County website is an excellent resource to learn more about COVID-19. 

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Greater Wichita Partnership

Welcome to the Greater Wichita Partnership, the economic development organization for the Greater Wichita region. Our work is focused on three priority areas — jobs, talent and quality of place — to fast-forward growth. Each priority is driven by highly detailed, research-driven plans. 

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ICT-1 Information & Statistics

A multidisciplinary, co-responder program aimed at providing resources to those in the community experiencing a mental health crisis. The team is a collaborative effort between Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita and is comprised of a Qualified Mental Health Professional, a Law Enforcement Officer, and a Paramedic. 

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State Studies & Information
National Studies & Information
Local Statistics

2012-2015 High Utilizer Study

  • 519 high utilizer patients received almost $56 million in services 
  • Almost $17 million (30%) was funded through public and uncompensated care assistance (2018)

Workforce

  • Our community will need at least 64 additional mental health providers over the next 10 years to meet demand. (Catalyst)

Sedgwick County Detention Facility

  • 30% of inmates have a diagnosed mental illness (Detention Staff 2021)
  • 72% have a substance use disorder (Detention Staff 2021)

2018 Project Wichita

  • Mental Health was identified as the sixth most important issue in our region by more than 13,900 residents.
National Statistics

Mental Illness

  • In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness, an increase of 1.5 million people over last year’s dataset. (Mental Health America)
  • 71% of individuals with moderate/severe anxiety or depression listed loneliness and isolation as the biggest factors hurting their mental health in the past six months.  (Mental Health America 2021)
  • 24% of adults with a mental illness report an unmet need for treatment. This number has not declined since 2011. (Mental Health America 2021) 

Insurance

  • 10.8% of Americans with a mental illness are uninsured. (Mental Health America 2021)