Grading the States 2009 Report Card: New Hampshire
In 2006, New Hampshire’s mental health care system received a grade of D. This came as a surprise to many, who had long considered the state a frontrunner nationally. Three years later, the state receives a C, but budget shortfalls threaten to undo this modest advance. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: C 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: C 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.
- Statewide planning process based on collaboration and inclusion
- "In Shape" proactive, preventative self-care model
- Inpatient beds
- Reduce mental health workforce shortage
- Jail diversion programs