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Michigan: D

Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Michigan

In 2006, Michiganís mental health care system received a grade of C. Three years later, it has dropped to a D. As a result of the foundering economy, the need for mental health services is increasing, but the community mental health system is greatly challenged. 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: B 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: D 15% of Total Grade
    Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.

Innovations

  • Evidence-based practices
  • Person-centered planning and recovery focus
  • IDDT for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders

Urgent Needs

  • Non-Medicaid mental health services
  • Mental health courts and jail diversion programs
  • Comprehensive insurance parity

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: Michigan

"Michigan is WAY ahead of other states with regards to the recovery movement. Folks come into our public mental health services automatically hearing that recovery is possible."

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