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Grading the States 2006: Iowa


Report Card

Overall Grade:


Category Grades:



Information Access:




Recovery Supports:


Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank
(tied with South Carolina)

Recent Innovations

  • Mental Health parity law
  • Created a multi-stakeholder taskforce to implement evidence-based practices (EBPs)

Urgent Needs

  • Remove legal settlement rules
  • Statewide dissemination of EBPs
  • A uniform data collection system
  • Rural services
  • More options to address acute or emergency treatment needs

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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Iowa - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Iowa's health care system for serious mental illness

Grading the States 2006: Iowa - Score Card
View the details of how Iowa scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.

Other Resources

Grading the States 2009

State & Local NAMIs
NAMI has a state organization in every state and over 1,000 local affiliates. Connect with the NAMI nearest you, and find out how you can get involved.

Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.

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