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 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:

  • AMRI Counseling Services (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Arbor Place, Inc. (Dunn Co.)
  • ARC Community Services- Madison (Dane Co.)
  • Connections Counseling (Dane Co.)
  • Family Health Center of Marshfield (Wood Co.)
  • Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc. (Brown Co.)
  • HealthNet of Rock County (Rock 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.)
  • Mayo Clinic Health System (La Crosse Co.)
  • Memorial Medical Center (Ashland Co.)
  • Meta House (Milwaukee Co.)
  • Mindstar Counseling (Milwaukee Co.)
  • NorthLakes Community Clinic (Ashland Co.)
  • Oakwood Clinical Associates (Kenosha Co.)
  • Professional Services Group Inc (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 Wisconsin Map