Mental Health SLP

Assignment

TheSummervillage Community Coalitionhas asked each member to continue gathering information about specific health issues as they work toward creating a healthier community. This time, you were asked to focus on Mental Health.

For this assignment, please investigate how well (or not well) your State scored on theGrading the States 2009: A Report on Americas Health Care System for Adults with Serious Mental Illness,linked in the Background Information.

On the map, click on your State. When the pop-up box appears, click onView Detailed Report Card. After reviewing that page, click onFull narrative (PDF)andDetailed Score Card (PDF).

Onceyou have finished your investigation, write a 2 – 3 page paper that addresses the following:

  1. Tell me what State you chose to investigate. Please utilize the state of Georgia
  2. What overall score did your Georgia get? Has it improved or declined since the 2006 report?
  3. Describe the overall “state of the State” in its ability to care for adults with serious mental illness.
  4. Choose 2 categories on the Detailed Score Card. Tell me what categories you chose, what the category score was, and what factors the score includes.
  5. Express your reaction to Geogia’s score card.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (2009). Grading the States 2009: A Report on America’s Health Care System for Adults with Serious Mental Illness.United States Report Card. Retrieved June 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.nami.org/gtsTemplate09.cfmSection=Findings&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=75255

National Alliance on Mental Illness (2011). Mental Illness by illness. Retrieved June 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=by_illness

Please include in text citations and reference/work cited.