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Indiana: D

Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Indiana

Indiana is an enigma. In 2006, the state’s mental health system received a D, but vision and desire for transformation seemed to exist. Three years later, Indiana’s grade remains a D. Full narrative (PDF).

Grades by Category Detailed Score Card (PDF)

  1. Health Promotion and Measurement: D 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: 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.
  4. 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.


  • Expanding network of ACT and other evidence-based practices
  • Consumer Satisfaction Report Card on community services
  • Increase in CIT programs

Urgent Needs

  • Fix problems with implementation of Medicaid managed care
  • Reduce barriers to accessing psychiatric medications
  • Post-booking jail diversion and reentry programs

Additional Information and Resources

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Grading the States 2006 Report Card: Indiana

"Community Mental Health Centers do not have enough resources. The Medicaid system is TOO complex to use."