Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Idaho
In 2006, Idaho’s mental health care system received an F. Three years later, it receives a D, although the state still has steep mountains to climb. Unfortunately, state budget cuts threaten even this initial step forward. 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: 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.
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.
- Leadership by criminal justice community
- Community Collaboration Grants
- Planning for peer specialist training and certification program
- System planning and accountability
- More inpatient psychiatric beds
- Olmstead, cultural competence, and workforce plans