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Grading the States 2006: Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Report Card

Overall Grade:

C

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

B-

Information Access:

C-

Services:

C-

Recovery Supports:

B+
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$414.08

1

Per Capita Income

$45,898

1

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$232

27

Suicide Rank
51
 

Recent Innovations

  • Department of Mental Health structural changes under court order
  • Development of community system Department of Mental Health training institute
 

Urgent Needs

  • Information accessibility
  • New hospital construction on schedule 
  • Reinvestment of St. Elizabeth assets "in trust" from mental health care system
  • Ensure evidence-based practice model standards and recovery orientation
  • Housing


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More Information

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


Grading the States 2006: Washington, DC - Score Card
View the details of how the District of Columbia 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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