Canvas Health, Inc.

Helping people, changing lives.

Oakdale, MN   |  https://www.canvashealth.org/

Mission

The mission of Canvas Health is to bring hope, healing, and recovery to the people we serve.

Ruling year info

1970

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew M. Eastwood PhD, MPA, LMFT

Main address

7066 Stillwater Blvd. North

Oakdale, MN 55128 USA

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Formerly known as

Human Services, Inc.

EIN

41-0955577

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Canvas Health’s mission is to bring hope, healing and recovery to the people we serve. We function as a community safety net that serves clients of all ages by meeting their needs with an integrated continuum of care. That model especially benefits clients and families with complex cases including serious behavioral health conditions that often coincide with co‐occurring medical and/or socio‐economic complexities. Examples of challenges we’re addressing in our communities include (but are not limited to): • Minnesota has the fourth highest rate of major depression diagnoses (5.8%) in the United States. [Blue Cross, May 18]. • Many Minnesotans are alcohol dependent (286,000) or meet criteria for illegal drug disorder (107,000), while exceedingly few receive treatment (16%) [SAMHSA]. • People with major mental illness have an expected life expectancy of 49-60, compared to 78 for the average American [Colton and Manderscheid, 2006].

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Psychiatry, Counseling, Substance Use, Mobile Crisis, Abuse Response Services, Suicide Prevention

Canvas Health is one of the most comprehensive mental and chemical health service providers in the Twin Cities. Since its inception, the agency has been a safety net for the community, serving those with complex needs who may otherwise not be able to afford care. We offer services in homes, schools, community spaces, and our seven clinics in the Twin Cities metro.

Providing an integrated system of care that addresses both immediate and long-term concerns, Canvas Health offers more than 30 programs in Crisis Services, Psychiatry, Counseling, Substance Use, and Specialty Programs, which range from services for seniors to employment support to supportive housing. Our services create a coordinated system of care for children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and families who struggle with aging, mental health issues, substance use issues, and sexual abuse.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Canvas Health’s vision is to be a recognized leader in community mental health, respected for our clinical quality, innovation, and adaptation to a rapidly changing health care and social services environment. We do this through a triple aim of continually 1) improving client health outcomes, 2) improving client engagement and experience, and 3) lowering the total cost of care.
By offering a safety net to our community made up of a continuum of care of 30+ program for families and individuals of all ages, Canvas Health strives to ensure that all our neighbors get the best care, regardless of their circumstance or affliction.

Canvas Health bring hope, healing, and recovery to the people we served by identifying the afflictions in our community, over excellent treatment, and continuing to support our clients through ongoing care, as well as connection and coordination with partners.
Canvas Health’s palette of services has grown to 30+ programs by identifying and meeting community needs of mental health care, substance use counseling, housing, job training, sexual violence prevention, and so much more. Canvas Health’s treatment excels by ensuring clients can receive care no matter their means and receive it in a way that’s best for them, whether in one of our seven clinics, in their home, or via video call.

Canvas Health incorporated in 1969 as a community mental health center—part of President Kennedy’s “bold new approach” to care. Since its inception, the agency has been recognized as a dependable, compassionate, and innovative safety net for the community, serving those with complex needs who may otherwise not be able to afford care. Canvas Health offers services in homes, schools, community spaces, via telehealth, and through our seven clinics in the Twin Cities metro.

Canvas Health’s leaders are experienced and respected veterans in their fields and its staff are skilled and impassioned advocates for our clients and mission, trusted by peer agencies and governments to be there for our community.

Each year, Canvas Health serves over 8,500 clients and offers community education on topics such as suicide prevention and sexual violence prevention to over 45,000. Our services are well-liked by clients, including 96% of our adult clients on our most recent survey. Recent accomplishments include:
• Piloting and launching telehealth across our network.
• Canvas Health is meeting more clients in their homes and out in the community than ever before—half of all clients.
• Abuse Response Services now provides healthy relationship/sexual violence prevention education in every Washington County public high school, with early expansion into middle and elementary schools.
• Won a State Innovation grant to provide some of the first mental/chemical health day treatment in Minnesota schools.
• Canvas Health expanded its jail substance use program with the help of Medica to the Chisago County Jail, offering those services for the first time to those inmates.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Local individuals seeking help with mental health needs. In 2020, Canvas Health served 6,989 people. Gender: Men 47%, Women 53%. Race: White 83%, Black 8%, Asian 2%, American Indian 1%, No Data 7%. Ethnicity: Hispanic 5%. Age: 0–12: 22%, 13–18: 23%, 19–29: 16%, 30–44: 19%, 45–59: 11%, 60+: 9%. Using Medical Assistance or Medicare: 80%.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Expanded programming in our Chisago Jail Substance Use Treatment program to include general mental health visits. Previously, these services were not offered.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Canvas Health, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eileen McMahon

Retired

Term: 2020 - 2021

Michael Boldenow

BWBR Architects

Anne Brown

Sjoberg & Tebelius PA

David Cook

Retired

Andrew Dorwart

HealthPartners

Kelly Fenton

Former State Representative

Allison Fredrickson

Eckberg Lammers

Dean Howard

The Alternative Board

Eileen McMahon

Retired

John Mielke

Retired

Pamela Milbauer

Established Brands, Inc.

Christopher Navin

Andersen Corporation

Karna Peters

Retired

Glenn Roth

Sales & Marketing Leadership

Mindy Sachs

CHS, Inc.

John Stoxen

Retired

Polly Uner

Johnson & Johnson

Gary Westeen

Retired

Gary Westeen

Retired

Gary Westeen

Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/4/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/04/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.