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Grading the States 2006: California

California

Report Card

Overall Grade:

C

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

B

Information Access:

C-

Services:

D

Recovery Supports:

A
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$109.34

14

Per Capita Income

$32,043

10

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$3,862

1

Suicide Rank
42
(tied with Delaware)
 

Recent Innovations

  • Proposition 63 dedicated revenue
  • Some progress in evidence-based practices
  • Cultural competence
  • Supportive housing 
 

Urgent Needs

  • State hospital reforms 
  • Statewide initiatives to decriminalize mental illness
  • More Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and other evidence-based practices


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More Information

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


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







     
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