Grading the States 2006
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Grading the States 2006: South Carolina

Alabama

Report Card

Overall Grade:

B-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

B

Information Access:

A

Services:

D+

Recovery Supports:

B
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$67.18

32

Per Capita Income

$24,811

43

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$276

24

Suicide Rank
35
(tied with Iowa)
 

Recent Innovations

  • Public-private partnerships to build capacity
  • Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) and primary healthcare facility collaborations for general healthcare services, including reciprocal agreements for "on-site staffing"
  • Investment in consumer-run businesses
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Close scrutiny of proposed Medicaid reforms
  • Additional crisis care capacity
  • Integrated treatment


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More Information

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


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

Mental health study gives S.C. faint praise
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Post and Courier - SC.
3/02/2006

Advocates give S.C. a "B-" for mentally ill health care
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Island Packet - SC.
3/02/2006


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