Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Indiana
Indiana is an enigma. In 2006, the state’s mental health system received a D, but vision and desire for transformation seemed to exist. Three years later, Indiana’s grade remains a D. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: D 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: D 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: D 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: D 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Expanding network of ACT and other evidence-based practices
- Consumer Satisfaction Report Card on community services
- Increase in CIT programs
- Fix problems with implementation of Medicaid managed care
- Reduce barriers to accessing psychiatric medications
- Post-booking jail diversion and reentry programs