Grading the States 2009 Report Card: New York
In 2006, New York chose not to provide survey information on its mental health system, receiving a "U" grade for "unresponsive." Three years later, the state receives a B. Despite this high grade, all is not perfect. New York has many strengths, but it also has many problems. 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: B 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: B 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: C 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Progress on evidence-based practices
- Mental health parity
- "Housing First" model
- Acute care and crisis beds
- CIT programs