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

Grading the States 2009 Report Card: Wyoming

In 2006, Wyoming’s mental health care system received a D grade. Three years later, it receives an F, a disappointment for a state that has sought to make at least some investments in mental health services in recent years. Full narrative (PDF).

Grades by Category Detailed Score Card (PDF)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Innovations

  • "System of care" collaboration
  • Veterans mental health outreach program
  • Peer support specialists
  • Crisis stabilization pilot programs

Urgent Needs

  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Expand crisis stabilization
  • Workforce development
  • Transportation

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Grading the States 2006 Report Card: Wyoming

"We are a very rural area and it is not uncommon to have to drive 50 miles to receive help. When a person needs care, it needs to be available and that is just not the case in my community."
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Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI Executive Director

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