Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Nebraska
In 2006, Nebraska’s mental health care system received a D grade. Three years later, it again receives a D. There is progress, but not enough to raise the state’s grade. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: F 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: F 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: F 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Behavioral Health Reform oversight committee
- "Coercion Free Nebraska" restraint and seclusion reduction initiative
- Supported housing
- Promotion of consumers as peer specialists
- Integrated dual diagnosis treatment
- Cultural competence
- Jail diversion
- Workforce development