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Grading the States 2006: North Carolina

Alabama

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D+

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

C-

Information Access:

D

Services:

D

Recovery Supports:

B+
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$50.26

43

Per Capita Income

$26,808

38

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$417

21

Suicide Rank
25
(tied with Mississippi)
 

Recent Innovations

  • Building a new state hospital to replace two antiquated facilities
  • Transparency; annual five-year plans
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Go slow, learn from changes to date
  • Build more crisis services and alternatives to hospitalization
  • Safety net resources and alternatives to private providers
  • Passage of mental health insurance parity legislation 


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More Information

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


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







     
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