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Nevada: D

Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Nevada

In 2006, Nevada’s mental health care system received a D grade. Three years later, the grade remains the same. The state’s citizens deserve far better. Nevada has struggled to keep pace with population growth and demand for mental health services. Full narrative (PDF).

Grades by Category Detailed Score Card (PDF)

  1. Health Promotion and Measurement: F 25% of Total Grade
    Basic measures, such as the number of programs delivering evidence-based practices, emergency room wait-times, and the quantity of psychiatric beds by setting.
  2. Financing & Core Treatment/Recovery Services: D 45% of Total Grade
    A variety of financing measures, such as whether Medicaid reimburses providers for all, or part of evidence-based practices; and more.
  3. Consumer & Family Empowerment: D 15% of Total Grade
    Includes measures such as consumer and family access to essential information from the state, promotion of consumer-run programs, and family and peer education and support.
  4. Community Integration and Social Inclusion: F 15% of Total Grade
    Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.

Innovations

  • Transparency
  • Urgent walk-in clinics and medication clinics
  • Mental health courts

Urgent Needs

  • Restore inpatient staffing
  • Increased capacity for case management, medications, and therapy
  • Supportive housing options

Additional Information and Resources

Full Narrative (PDF) | Detailed Score Card (PDF) | Full Report | Order Hard Copy

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Grading the States 2006 Report Card: Nevada

"The lack of mental health care in rural areas of the state ... It is simply inaccessible."

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