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Grading the States 2006: Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Report Card

Overall Grade:

C-

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

C-

Information Access:

F

Services:

D+

Recovery Supports:

B+
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$106.21

15

Per Capita Income

$37,802

4

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$683

11

Suicide Rank
48
 

Recent Innovations

  • Medicaid "carve-out" incentives based on clinical outcomes, not on service denials
  • Public-private collaboration to rebuild Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • Proposed construction of a new state hospital, while closing two old facilities
  • Model regulations for minimizing use of restraint and seclusion
  • Agency collaboration to help mothers with mental illnesses whose children are taken into state protective custody
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding and investment
  • Study possible Medicaid and service delivery changes; learn from experience of states such as North Carolina
  • Housing and rehabilitation supports
  • Jail diversion
  • Co-occurring disorder integration


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More Information

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


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


News Coverage

Mass. gets low grade on national mental health report
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Boston Globe - MA.
3/02/2006

Mental health services criticized
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Boston Globe - MA
3/01/2006







     
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