Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Ohio
In 2006, Ohio’s mental health system received a B. Three years later, the state’s status as a leader on mental health has slipped to a C. It’s disappointing for a state that seemed in striking range of an A. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: C 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: B 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Evidence-based practices, such as ACT, IDDT, and supported employment
- National leadership on jail diversion and community reentry services
- Consumer and family involvement in design and delivery of services
- Restore and increase funding
- Improve coverage of uninsured persons and non-Medicaid services
- Increase acute care beds