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Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Oklahoma
In 2006, Oklahoma's mental health care system received a D grade. Three years later, the grade is a B, reflecting remarkable improvement and significant opportunities. 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: C 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: C 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.
- Mental health and drug courts
- Collaborations with Department of Corrections and Department of Health
- Peer recovery support specialist certification
- Inclusive transformation grant process
- Invest in comprehensive plan
- Expand ACT and other evidence-based practices
- Expand cultural competence activities
- Supportive housing
"Medications are constantly changing and when I find some that work, the doctor says the Medicaid agency has to approve it and it doesn’t approve it."