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Grading the States 2006: Ohio

Alabama

Report Card

Overall Grade:

B

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

B

Information Access:

A

Services:

B

Recovery Supports:

B
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$62.03

37

Per Capita Income

$28,430

26

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$709

9

Suicide Rank
30
 
 

Recent Innovations

  • Strong state-level leadership in various branches of government
  • Consumers and family play a prominent role in the system
  • Impressive implementation of Evidence-based practices, decriminalization, and criminal diversion initiatives
  • Productive dialogue between advocates and criminal justice system leaders
 

Urgent Needs

  • Gaps in funding must be closed
  • Parity legislation urgently needed
  • Insufficient services, especially acute shortages of beds and staff 


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More Information

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


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

Ohio's 'B' grade near top in mental health services
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Columbus Dispatch - OH.
3/01/2006







     
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