Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Connecticut
In 2006, the state received a grade of B. Three years later, its grade has stayed the same. The fact that the state receives a B reflects its sophisticated vision and willingness to address problems. However, for a person with schizophrenia stuck in a nursing home, or a family who loses a loved one to suicide inside a state facility, the system is failing. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: B 25% of Total Grade
Basic measures, such as the number of programs delivering evidence-based practices,
emergency room wait-times, and the quantity of psychiatric beds by setting.
Financing & Core Treatment/Recovery Services: B 45% of Total Grade
A variety of financing measures, such as whether Medicaid reimburses providers for all, or part of evidence-based practices; and more.
Consumer & Family Empowerment: A 15% of Total Grade
Includes measures such as consumer and family access to essential information from the
state, promotion of consumer-run programs, and family and peer education and support.
Community Integration and Social Inclusion: C 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Military Support Program
- Collaboration with Department of Corrections
- Emerging electronic records capacity
- Increase community-based services
- Housing as an alternative to more restrictive placements
- End nursing home warehousing