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Grading the States 2006: Vermont


Report Card

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Recovery Supports:


Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank

Recent Innovations

  • Co-location and collaboration between Fletcher Allen and the state system
  • Mental health insurance parity law
  • Rehabilitation and recovery culture
  • Consumer and family involvement 

Urgent Needs

  • Careful implementation of the Fletcher Allen-Vermont State Hospital transformation
  • Long-term fiscal commitment to a system without a state hospital
  • A written plan to ensure fidelity to Assertive Community Treatment standards

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More Information

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

Grading the States 2006: Vermont - Score Card
View the details of how Vermont 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

Vermont mental health system gets poor ranking in national survey
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from The Vermont Guardian - VT.

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