Grading the States 2006
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Grading the States 2006: Arkansas

Arkansas

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

F

Information Access:

F

Services:

D

Recovery Supports:

D
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$29.57

50

Per Capita Income

$23,061

50

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$80

44

Suicide Rank
16
 

Recent Innovations

  • The collaboration between the University of Arkansas and state of Arkansas in expanding inpatient capacity and emergency services
  • The Arkansas Mental Health Institute's training opportunities for in-state and out-of-state residents
 

Urgent Needs

  • Data collection
  • Evidence-Based Practices implementation
  • Mental healthcare services in the corrections system


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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Arkansas - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Arkansas's health care system for serious mental illness


Grading the States 2006: Arkansas - Score Card
View the details of how Arkansas scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.


Other Resources

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State & Local NAMIs
NAMI has a state organization in every state and over 1,000 local affiliates. Connect with the NAMI nearest you, and find out how you can get involved.

Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.


News Coverage

Mental health efforts get poor report
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Memphis Commercial Appeal - TN.
3/07/2006

State gets 'D-' on mental health
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from KUAR radio - AR.
3/03/2006


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