A Report on America’s Health Care System for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Grading the States 2009: A Report on America’s Health Care Sytem for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
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Nebraska: D

Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Nebraska

In 2006, Nebraska’s mental health care system received a D grade. Three years later, it again receives a D. There is progress, but not enough to raise the state’s grade. Full narrative (PDF).

Grades by Category Detailed Score Card (PDF)

  1. 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.
  2. Financing & Core Treatment/Recovery Services: D 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.
  3. Consumer & Family Empowerment: F 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.
  4. Community Integration and Social Inclusion: F 15% of Total Grade
    Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.

Innovations

  • Behavioral Health Reform oversight committee
  • "Coercion Free Nebraska" restraint and seclusion reduction initiative
  • Supported housing
  • Promotion of consumers as peer specialists

Urgent Needs

  • Integrated dual diagnosis treatment
  • Cultural competence
  • Jail diversion
  • Workforce development

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Grading the States 2006 Report Card: Nebraska

"It takes a long time to start seeing a doctor or a therapist. The wait list is very long."
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Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI Executive Director

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