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Grading the States 2009: A Report on America’s Health Care Sytem for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
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Grading the States 2009: State by State

The following chart may be sorted by each state's overall grade as well as its grade in each of NAMI's 2009 scoring categories (I. Health Promotion and Measurement, II. Financing & Core Treatment/Recovery Services, III. Consumer & Family Empowerment, and IV. Community Integration and Social Inclusion).

The data also may be sorted by the number of individuals with serious mental illness (prevalence) in each state and the 2006 state grade.

Distribution of Grades

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State 2009 Grade 2006 Grade Category I Category II Category III Category IV Prevalence*
United States D D D C D D 10,585,435
California C C B C D B 1,175,006
Connecticut B B B B A C 108,730
Maine B B B B B B 51,248
Maryland B C B B B C 175,173
Massachusetts B C B B C C 210,815
Oklahoma B D B C C C 147,343
Oregon C C C B F B 137,345
New Hampshire C D C C D D 42,818
New Jersey C C C C B D 258,617
New Mexico C C C C F D 71,674
New York B N/A C B B C 672,924
Missouri C C C C D D 222,596
Ohio C B C C C B 418,207
Vermont C C C C C D 22,712
Virginia C D C C C D 261,959
Washington C D D B F D 218,585
West Virginia F D D F F F 81,214
Wisconsin C B D B C D 188,057
Louisiana D D D D D D 182,593
Tennessee D C D C C D 246,003
Georgia D D D C C C 348,789
Hawaii C C D B D D 32,435
Minnesota C C D C C D 167,810
North Carolina D D D C F C 334,855
Pennsylvania C D D C C D 448,455
Rhode Island C C D C D D 37,739
Illinois D F D C C D 420,841
Indiana D D D D D D 226,713
Iowa D F D D F D 104,922
Kansas D F D C D D 95,110
District of Columbia C C D B D C 22,811
Delaware D C D D F D 28,652
Alaska D D D C F F 23,650
Arizona C D D B B C 220,909
Arkansas F D F D F F 116,435
Colorado C N/A F B C D 157,828
Florida D C F D D C 660,443
Kentucky F F F D D F 181,441
Michigan D C F B D D 348,154
South Carolina D B F C C F 170,022
South Dakota F F F F F F 30,351
North Dakota D F F D D F 24,131
Missippi F D F F C F 125,269
Idaho D F F D D D 54,375
Montana D F F C D F 38,961
Nebraska D D F D F F 60,744
Nevada D D F D D F 88,540
Texas D C F D F D 832,795
Utah D D F C C D 82,362
Wyoming F D F D F F 19,733
Alabama D D F C D F 186,541

* Source: Charles E. Holzer, III, Ph.D. of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and Hoang T. Nguyen, Ph.D. of LifeStat LLC (see psy.utmb.edu for additional information). Note: National total is 10,585,435.

"Recovery means being able to function at the highest quality of life for me with a variety of services, medications, and treatments available to help me do that."
-- North Dakota
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Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI Executive Director

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