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Grading the States 2006: Alaska

Alaska

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D

Information Access:

C+

Services:

D

Recovery Supports:

C
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$85.06

23

Per Capita Income

$31,871

13

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$54

46

Suicide Rank
2
 

Recent Innovations

  • State hospital transformation
  • Priority focus on co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse
  • One of nation's first mental health courts
  • Information accessibility among the best in the nation
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Evidence-Based Practices, including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and supported housing
  • Access to inpatient hospital beds outside Anchorage
  • Expansion of mental health courts and jail diversion programs 


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More Information

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


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







     
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