Key DFMCH Personnel

Mary F. Henningfield, PhD – Principal Investigator
Meagan Sulikowski, MSW – Program Manager


Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

Program Summary

The Wisconsin STAR-QI Program began in October 2006 as a grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to use the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) model throughout the state. By improving organization processes, the STAR-QI quality improvement projects aim to 1.Reduce the wait time between a client’s first request for service and the first treatment session; and 2. Increase the treatment continuation rate between the first and fourth treatment sessions.

Are you interested in joining the STAR-QI program?


  • Training support funds
  • NIATx coaching
  • Networking with organizations interested in similar changes
  • Completed change form and summary presentation may fulfill DHS 75.25 1a-c


  • Provide substance use services
  • Monthly check-ins
  • Track and share your progress

If you are interested in learning more or participating in our next cycle, contact us at

Our current participants include:

  • 4th Dimension Recovery Center (Milwaukee Co.)
  • AMRI Counseling Services (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Arbor Place, Inc. (Dunn Co.)
  • ARC Community Services- Madison (Dane Co.)
  • Connections Counseling (Dane Co.)
  • Denoon Recovery (Waukesha Co.)
  • Family Health Center of Marshfield (Wood Co.)
  • Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc. (Brown Co.)
  • Jefferson County Human Services (Jefferson Co.)
  • Jefferson County Comprehensive Community Services (Jefferson Co.)
  • Kinnic Falls ADA Services (Pierce Co.)
  • Lad Lake (Waukesha Co.)
  • Libertas Treatment Center (Marinette Co.)
  • Lutheran Social Services (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Mayo Clinic Health System (La Crosse Co.)
  • Memorial Medical Center (Ashland Co.)
  • Meta House (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Mindstar Counseling (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Oakwood Clinical Associates (Kenosha Co.)
  • Shorehaven Behavioral Health Inc. (Milwaukee Co.)
  • United Community Center (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Vivent Health (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Waukesha County Health and Human Services (Waukesha Co.)
  • West Central WI Behavioral Health (Trempealeau Co.)

Archive: Project Spotlight

For more information, please visit:

(Formerly known as STAR-SI)

Contact Us
UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
610 N Whitney Way, STE 200
Madison, WI 53705-2700

STAR-QI Participants by County 2022-2023

STAR-QI Participants by County 2022-2023