Grading the States 2006
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Grading the States 2006: Maine

Maine

Report Card

Overall Grade:

B-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D

Information Access:

C-

Services:

B

Recovery Supports:

A
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$127.92

7

Per Capita Income

$27,373

35

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$167

33

Suicide Rank
20
 

Recent Innovations

  • Mental health parity law
  • Inclusion of full mental health parity for the uninsured in Dirigo Health
  • Progress in improving conditions in county jails
 

Urgent Needs

  • Reduce long waitlists for community services
  • Relieve crowding in emergency rooms
  • Access to crisis and inpatient beds
  • Mitigate the too-rapid implementation of managed care


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More Information

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


Grading the States 2006: Maine - Score Card
View the details of how Maine 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

Services for state's mentally ill are ranked among best in U.S.
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Portland Press Herald - ME.
3/02/2006

Care for mentally ill merits 'B'
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Morning Sentinel - ME.
3/02/2006


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