Armed with data – Winston Salem Journal

People sometimes wage their most heated arguments over issues with solutions that are elusive because of a lack of strong data. That’s the case with mental-health-care reform. So it’s good that a local researcher is trying to compile that information.

The researcher, Doris Paez, is the associate director of Forsyth Futures, a group that recently released its second exhaustive report on local concerns ranging from domestic violence to infant mortality. That report also included some important data on mental-health-care reform. For example, only 38 percent of children and 42 percent of adults with mental-health problems received mental-health care during the last quarter of fiscal

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