Grading the States 2006
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Grading the States 2006: Connecticut

Connecticut

Report Card

Overall Grade:

B

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

A

Information Access:

C+

Services:

C+

Recovery Supports:

B+
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$151.03

5

Per Capita Income

$40,990

2

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$525

15

Suicide Rank
47
 

Recent Innovations

  • Recovery as a vision and goal, prior to the President's New Freedom Commission
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing, a joint private/public partnership 
  • Mental Health Jail Diversion specialists in all arraignment courts
  • Training institute with Yale
 

Urgent Needs

  • Aggressive examination and solution to the nursing home crisis
  • Housing
  • Fidelity to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Resolve quality and safety concerns at Connecticut Valley Hospital


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More Information

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


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


Other Resources

Grading the States 2009

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

Governor Rell Cites State’s Mental Health System
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell - CT.
3/09/2006

State gets top score, but not an A, for mental health services
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Journal Inquirer - CT.
3/07/2006

State shares highest rating for mental health care
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from WTNH - CT.
3/02/2006


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