Our vision is to be the catalyst for change in the community mental health treatment system, by kindling the curiosity and creativity of emerging leaders and creating a new vocabulary of metrics that truly measure the quality and value of community services.
We believe every agency should have access to meaningful understandable data, to support your organization and your mission.
We build data tools that are easy to use and rich in value. We provide our customers with high-quality services, consistently exceeding expectations.
We do our best to make sure the data tools we provide are accurate and complete. We are genuine, honest, and transparent when we make a mistake. We communicate clearly.
Since we are stewards of sensitive health care information, we value reliability and keeping to our word. We make promises we can keep, while maintaining our boundaries.
We believe in servant leadership, and we seek to empower people with that mindset. We care about the work we do, either because of a personal connection to the mental health system, or because we see people suffering in our community and we want to help.
We strive to be nimble. The health care system is constantly changing, and we want to stay flexible so we can take advantage of opportunities that align with our vision.
To attract and maintain high quality leaders in mental health, we also seek to build a community where they can experience learning and support. We care about developing our own skills, as well, so that we can bring that knowledge to our work
Mission Driven Data was inspired by conversations with smart, passionate people across the country - people who care about the community behavioral health system, but see a widening gap in resources that can't be solved by doing business as usual. We believe that we need to decide for ourselves what matters and find ways to measure that, rather than waiting for outside entities to tell us what we're required to report.
This can feel like a big leap! We've developed two programs that can help get you started;
At Mission Driven Data, we think the first step is getting you access to your data so we're starting with Janet™, a tool for getting data out of the Credible Behavioral Health Electronic Health Record system, one of the largest and fastest growing data systems in the country.
Next, we want to bring an understanding and appreciation for data into the culture of our workforce, so we've created our free Transforming Mental Health Community on Mighty Networks. It's a space for passionate, mission-driven people working on systemic change in mental health. Joining the community gives you access to trainings in SQL and Microsoft Power BI, live workshops with industry leaders in healthcare and data science from around the country, and networking opportunities with others in the field.
Ginger Bandeen, LCSW, Founder & CEO
Ginger founded Mission Driven Data after a 15-year career in clinical social work, quality improvement, advocacy, and program development in the community behavioral health field. Ginger is passionate about making data analysis accessible for clinicians - helping people who would say they aren't "data people" discover joy and excitement in the data analysis process.
In her spare time, Ginger enjoys travel, pub trivia, and supporting her son's punk rock band as the nerdiest band mom ever.