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Grading the States 2006: Virginia

Alabama

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

$68.54

30

Per Capita Income

$31,969

12

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$496

18

Suicide Rank
32
(tied with Michigan)
 

Recent Innovations

  • Governor Warner's $450 million investment initiative from state surplus
  • Workforce development initiatives
  • Jail diversion programs 
 

Urgent Needs

  • Full funding of the Warner proposal
  • Increased implementation of evidence-based practices across all Community Service Boards (CSB)
  • Solution to private psychiatric bed crisis
  • Culturally competent workforce
  • Affordable, quality housing


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More Information

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


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

Virginia gets a D in mental health services from group
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Virginian Pilot - VA.
3/02/2006







     
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