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Grading the States 2006: Pennsylvania


Report Card

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Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank

Recent Innovations

  • Pioneering leadership to eliminate use of restraints and seclusion
  • Implementation of evidence-based practices
  • PennMAPS decision making tool for physicians
  • State inmate re-entry program in Allegheny County
  • Co-occurring disorder workforce development

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Comprehensive system blueprint
  • Hospital land use as a trust for people with serious mental illness
  • Better information access
  • Community services; reduction of hospital waiting lists 

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More Information

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

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

Other Resources

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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.

News Coverage

Pa. mental health services get a 'D'
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - PA.

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