You can’t change what you can’t measure.
So suggests Dr. David Goldbloom, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, on the release of the Commission’s new report.
Reports from government and government agencies aren’t exactly uncommon in health care. Too often, they are heavy in rhetoric and light in impact. Last Thursday, the Commission released: Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada. This report is different; it’s worth careful consideration. The Commission’s work offers the first national-level set of indicators to identify and report on Canadians’ mental health. This report considers 13 indicators; in April, a fuller report will contain 63 indicators.