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Grading the States 2006: Washington


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

  • Leadership commitment during 2005 budget crisis
  • Mental health courts and jail diversion programs
  • Transformation State Incentive Grant (TSIG) planning and coordination 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Hospital beds
  • Eliminate regional disparities in community services
  • Increased Regional Services Network (RSN) accountability
  • Strong Mental Health Division leadership

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More Information

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

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

Mental health care faulted
News of NAMI's Grading the States 2006 report from the Tri-City Herald - WA.

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