Grading the States 2009: 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 System for Adults With Serious Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has issued a follow-up to its 2006 Grading the States report, which gave the nation's mental healthcare system a D rating on average. Funded by the Stanley Family Foundation, the report, Grading the States 2009: A Report on America's Health Care System for Adults With Serious Mental Illness (204 pages, PDF), again gives the states an average rating of D and finds that fourteen states have improved their mental healthcare services since 2006, while twelve states' services have gotten worse. The grades are based on sixty-five criteria in four categories, including health promotion and measurement, consumer and family empowerment, and community integration and social inclusion.