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Grading the States 2006: Kentucky

Kentucky

Report Card

Overall Grade:

F

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D-

Information Access:

F

Services:

F

Recovery Supports:

C-
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$51.27

42

Per Capita Income

$24,925

42

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$210

30

Suicide Rank
19
 

Recent Innovations

  • Housing support
  • Expanding Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs
  • Louisville mental health court
  • Training on mental illness and suicide prevention for jails
  • Jail telephone triage system
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Statewide implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP)
  • Exempt people with mental illnesses from changes in Medicaid
  • Protect access to medications
  • Inpatient hospital beds


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More Information

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


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

Crisis in mental health funding
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Louisville Courier-Journal opinion section - KY.
3/03/2006

Failing the mentally ill
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Louisville Courier-Journal - KY.
3/03/2006

Mentally ill's needs unmet
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Louisville Courier-Journal - KY.
3/01/2006







     
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