Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Michigan
In 2006, Michigan’s mental health care system received a grade of C. Three years later, it has dropped to a D. As a result of the foundering economy, the need for mental health services is increasing, but the community mental health system is greatly challenged. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: F 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: D 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: D 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Evidence-based practices
- Person-centered planning and recovery focus
- IDDT for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
- Non-Medicaid mental health services
- Mental health courts and jail diversion programs
- Comprehensive insurance parity