Grading the States 2006
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Grading the States 2006: Tennessee

Alabama

Report Card

Overall Grade:

C-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D

Information Access:

A

Services:

D

Recovery Supports:

B
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$87.22

22

Per Capita Income

$27,016

37

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$508

16

Suicide Rank
17
 
 

Recent Innovations

  • Housing
  • Foundation Associates integrated treatment
  • Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model
  • Criminal justice liaison projects
  • Peer Centers, peer education and support
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Restore former TennCare benefits
  • Open TennCare enrollment to all individuals with severe mental illness
  • Open formulary for medications
  • Provide funding for gaps in Medicare coverage
  • Drop limit on number of prescriptions


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More Information

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


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

Tennessee must do better by its mentally ill
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Tennessean - TN.
3/07/2006

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


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