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Grading the States 2006: Louisiana

Louisiana

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D

Information Access:

F

Services:

D-

Recovery Supports:

D-
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$51.34

41

Per Capita Income

$24,780

44

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$230

28

Suicide Rank
31
 

Recent Innovations

  • Heroic response of individual providers and Office of Mental Health staff on the ground in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita
 

Urgent Needs

  • Restoration of Office of Mental Health's budget after recent state cuts
  • Increased focus on developing and funding a community-based system


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More Information

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


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