County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital.
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts, not politicians, to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital and help facilitate progress toward the community-based model of care used across the country.
“We are committed to ensuring the strongest Board possible and to providing them with the best support we can. This is going to be a positive change for the consumers and patients across Milwaukee County,” County Executive Abele said. “The bill that made this a reality received near unanimous support in the Legislature and strong support from Governor Walker. I want to especially thank Representatives Joe Sanfelippo and Sandy Pasch and Senators Leah Vukmir, Lena Taylor and Tim Carpenter for their leadership on this issue.”
“I want to commend Governor Walker on his efforts to improve the mental health care systems across the state and in Milwaukee County,” said Milwaukee County Health and Human Services Director Hector Colon. “I look forward to working with the new board to further develop a behavioral health system that takes a person-centered, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and culturally-competent approach to the people we serve. Together, we can continue to move toward creating a community-based system that will deliver better outcomes.”
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